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Global Positioning System is a friend

Darryn • APPLE VALLEY, CA

University of Phoenix


My Global Positioning System (GPS) is a friend.  Why I say that is because it is there if I need help, allowing a person while traveling in remote areas and in big cities to have connection to what is going on around the world. This helps with navigational units, which helps a person navigate without an observer or operator.  Gives pertinent information to a person how the roads are, so that people can better prepare, which might help with alleviating the possibilities of getting into an accident.

                GPS can be used to examine the effects of various age groups related to medical conditions, road design, or sign placement or driving behaviors.  All these things can be done without and observer.  According to Porter and Whitten (2002) the advantages of using GPS for assessing driving include that objective data can be acquired: no observer or operator is needed during driving: no calibration of equipment is needed: is easily handled by the batteries or lighter of the car.  Also this GPS can be used in detecting driving behaviors or performance of different drivers and their vehicles.  This also allows the cops to find stolen vehicles very easily and be able to capture the criminals.  So the friend of the GPS helps us out daily even when we don't realize it.  This excellent technology helps us stay safe on the roads and in our neighborhoods.  GPS is also now being used in home security systems that can be linked to your smart phone and you can turn off the lights, turn on/off the heat in your house and watch cameras from your phone, so this important technology gives people the ease of knowing that they don't have to worry since GPS is making it easier to be safe.

 

References

Porter, M. & Whitton M.  (2001). Driver assessment using the global positioning system (GPS). Gerontologist, 41(3); 3-4. 

                 



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