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In the near future most every new car model with come with a GPS installed on the dashboard as a standard feature. It's convenient to plug in your destination, sit back and listen for the voice prompts to get take you there. But did you ever wonder how those stand-alone systems store street-by-street data?
The answer is hard drives. Popular models from Tom Tom, Garmin, Cobra and Lowrence hold their street maps on hard drives, expanding their GPS data storage capabilities.
If you want GPS to be your vehicle's navigator, get one with a hard drive to hold street-by-street data.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|