Truckers experience more frustrations than the rest of us when highways and interstates go under construction. Not only are they on the road for up to 70 hours in any given eight-day period, they’re also trying to make a living by putting in as many miles as possible. It’s important to realize that truck drivers are usually paid by the mile — not the number of hours on the job. … [Read more...]
Global Positioning System
Back then our ancestors relied on the positioning of the stars to get to their destinations. When maps came along, we often referred to them to know how to get to places by foot or by automobile. Unfortunately maps can be quite difficult to read. Worse, landmarks change, streets are renamed making them somewhat outdated. Nowadays, manufacturers and even mobile providers make … [Read more...]
GPS – Driving people crazy and into bridges!
In the never ending story of how GPS has allowed drivers and travelers alike to get to their destinations faster and easier, another addition to the saga of the errant GPS and their likewise errant drivers. As in previous posts regarding GPS and their ability to go wrong (extremely wrong) and give wrong directions drivers in the UK have had their common sense so to speak driven … [Read more...]
New Automotive Technologies (Part 2)
Next in line, is technology that is mostly associated with fighter jets rather than cars. Done guessing? Its HUD’s or Head's Up Display which display's information onto the windshield eliminating the need, again to turn your head to change the song that is currently being played on the audio system and other car functions such as the current speed. Smarter GPS systems are … [Read more...]