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Copy of GPS

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Lynne Pike

on 24 April 2013

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GPS The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense Originally intended for military applications 1980's, the government made the system available for civilians Satellites circle the earth twice a day GPS receiver compares the time a signal was transmitted by a satellite with the time it was received With distance measurements from a few more satellites, the receiver can determine the user's position and display it on the unit's electronic map How it Works What is it? Tracking OnStar will be offering 10,000 of its subscribers the chance to try out Family Link

State Farm has partnered with Hughes Telematics to introduce a new vehicle services system called In-Drive Lets users receive speed and location alerts on their vehicle while another family member is behind the wheel State Farm can also use the device to monitor driving habits If a person behaves well behind the wheel it could result in lower insurance rates A new optional service that will allow people to log on to a Web site to see the exact location of a family member's car or set up e-mail or text message notifications about where a vehicle is Other Tracking Devices Ford's MyKey feature The A+ Tracker iGuardian PhoneGuard DriveSafe Safe Driver
5.0 inch screen $230 Lifetime traffic and lifetime map updates No Bluetooth Database of 7 million POIs TomTom XXL 550-TM Other Brands Garmin Magellan Navigon Mio Global Positioning System
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