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Myths About GPS Vehicle Tracking That Need To Be Debunked


Advancements in technology have come to be because of our need to continuously make our processes more efficient. Instead of fully relying on gasoline, which is costly and not so environmentally friendly, cars now are designed to run on electricity. Though this is not in full implementation just yet, we are certainly on our way there.

In addition to that, vehicles are now equipped with global positioning systems or GPS. The main purpose of this tool is to help drivers find their way in unfamiliar places. It also helps fleet owners to keep track of their vehicles on the road.

But like anything else, GPS is plagued by a lot of myths that make many people doubt the technology's effectiveness and overall utility on the road. In this article, we identify three of the most enduring myths about GPS and explain why they are not true at all. Hopefully, with this imformatiom, people will appreciate more the role that this technology can play in making driving more efficient and keeping the roads safer.

GPS is still an in-progress technology

Because GPS had penetrated the mainstream market only recently, many think that it is a relatively new technology that has yet to prove its relevance and importance. This is a very wrong assumption because GPS has actually been in use in varying levels for decades now. With this, we can trust that this technology has already been refined by time and experience.

If used in business, GPS can lead to mass resignations

With the rise of automation, a lot of workers now feel threatened by technology. They think that machines will render them obsolete and eventually replace them. But this is not always the case. In many respects, automation can actually make work more meaningful and safe.

That is what happens when GPS is installed in a commercial vehicle. Because GPS already provides directions, drivers are spared from having to look at maps that can distract them and lead to accidents (look at this website for details on what to do when car crashes happen). Also, because they already know exactly where to go, drivers get to save time, and they can finish their jobs early, leaving them with more time to spend with their families. Now, who wouldn’t want to have work-life balance like this?

GPS is a complex tool that has complicated installation and use processes

As mentioned in the previous sections, GPS has been around for quite some time. With this in mind, it is safe to say that an ample amount of time has also been spent to make it more user-friendly. As a result, many systems now are very easy to install and use. They have buttons and instructions that are so straightforward that even the most technologically averse user will have fun using it.

Before we end this article, it is important to point out that it is never our intent to present GPS as a technology that can never do wrong. Of course, it has its own share of disadvantages. However, correcting misconceptions about it is still important if we are to truly assess this technology’s utility in our day to day lives.

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