U.S. NHTSA Suggestion Would Cripple In-Car GPS Displays

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​Their summary: "The recently issued National Highway Transportation Safety Agency guidelines for automakers to minimize distraction for in-vehicle electronics included a proposal to freeze maps on navigation systems. No more scrolling maps… just static pictures. 'Every current installed navigation system uses the car as a fixed point, and shows the map moving around it. NHTSA wants that changed so as to keep the map fixed. Even showing the position of the car moving on the map could be considered a dynamic image. The recommendation seems to suggest that the position of the car could only be updated every couple of seconds. Likewise, the map could be refreshed once the car has left the currently displayed area. This recommendation would essentially make navigation unusable. The system could still give an auditory warning for the next turn, but without being able to glance down at the map and see how close the next street is would likely lead to a lot of missed turns and resultant frustration.'"

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    It is helpful for easy to tracing the car, the authority can manage the traffic and any kind of mishapp.The driver can also easily find out the root and situation of traffic. This is more useable for car navigation.



  2. Most of the  branded car  company are trying to provide the facilities and services of GPS.It give us dynamic service for us at the time of  driving with  monitoring the road,distance,destination and traffic information etc.So it will more friendly for us at  road.

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  3. This will likely impact the use of GPS on cell phones in a car. You can't blame NHTSA for trying to minimise distractions. Voice directions are more useful than a map in any case as you should be looking at the road to spot the next turn anyway.

  4. As we know new technologies are developing, many companies are trying to provide good facilities in cars. Many luxury cars are having now GPS. Cars are having GPS to acquire position and to locate the user on  a road. This GPS technology is very helpful for us to locate place.