Monday, July 14, 2008

Use of GPS is increasing

I was just reading how more and more business travelers are depending upon a GPS to get them around.

I'm not surprised. My husband's car, the one we used on our cross country trip, came with one. To say we used it a lot on our trip is putting it mildly.

Sales of portable GPS devices quadrupled from 2006 to 2007 and the sales are on track, this year, to double the 2007 number.

Cell phones and smart phones are also being used for GPS. Millions of cell phones have a GPS chip that allows wireless carriers to provide services that include directions, local points of interest and even the closest pizzeria.

I wouldn't be surprised if not to far into the future, all road travelers will consider a GPS a necessity, just like many of us now think of our cell phones.

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