Sat Nav

Global Positioning System

GPS (Global Positioning System) has become an indispensable tool for motorists exploring a region that is not signposted or unknown to them.

In recent years, the price of GPS devices have come down dramatically, making it a firm favourite with car, motorbike and even boat owners. This satellite positioning system is so convenient that it only requires you to enter an address or postcode to get to your desired destination.

For some users the GPS has long since replaced the road map and road signs because the system can take advantage of the power of a computer to store reference points ("Waypoints") in the middle of nowhere and take into account potential traffic jams to find an alternative route.