On The Road Again
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NAVTEQ. All opinions are 100% mine.
Americans are known for seeking the roads less traveled, especially during summer vacations. In some families, there’s always one child who’s direction-challenged. We have one who thinks every river she crosses in the USA is the Connecticut River. When our daughter graduated college and started in sales, she finally got a Garmin GPS and solved her map-reading problems!
GPS stands for Global Positioning System, which is a navigational aid. There’s a group of satellites orbiting the earth that are constantly providing information to tell us the map location (latitude and longitude) of a car or other vehicle. It also tells us how fast the vehicle is traveling and in what direction.
Global Positioning System tracking information is helpful in that utilizing a GPS system will give you accurate directions for travel. Whether you’re traveling locally, across country, or globally, you will get accurate direction and constant monitoring of your current position.
A GPS is also helpful for baby-boomers or senior drivers in that it helps to take some of the worry out of your elderly parents driving home from vacation or just driving around town. You know where they are and this allows them to be more independent.
However, be mindful that your directions will only be accurate as long as your maps are up-to-date.
This month is NAVTEQ’s Map Update Month. You can update your GPS maps at www.mapupdatemonth.com.
Many insurance companies now offer discounts for vehicles protected with tracking systems.
Don’t be caught short when you’re looking for any new restaurants, rest stops or ATM locations on your summer vacation.
Visit www.mapupdatemonth.com to learn about how to update your in-car system today!