The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. The system provides critical capabilities to military, civil and commercial users around the world. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible to anyone with a GPS receiver.The GPS project was developed in 1973 to overcome the limitations of previous navigation systems, integrating ideas from several predecessors, including a number of classified engineering design studies from the 1960s.
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  • 5 Common Causes of Philadelphia Motorcycle Accidents

    … smartphones when we think about distracted driving,1 distractions can take be much less high-tech. Some examples of the kinds of things that drivers can do and distract themselves include the following: Grooming Eating Texting Adjusting the radio Using a GPS device Reading Talking Looking at scenery Looking for objects in the car…

    Gabriel Levin/ 14 readers -
  • Are Auto-Drive Cars Safe? MO Car Accident Lawyers

    …, say, a boulder, a deer, and a pedestrian if all three are in the path of a car and it must decide which to strike? And what if the choice comes down to striking a grandmother or a toddler? What about hacking? Auto-drive functions are overseen by computers. Could a terrorist hack and disable a metropolitan area’s semi-autonomous cars during rush…

    Bruning Legal- 12 readers -
  • How Effective Are Automatic Brakes?

    …. These drivers may be distracted because of using mobile devices, eating, interacting with other passengers, or using other devices such as a GPS system. Other causes of rear-end collisions include following another vehicle too closely, which reduces available reaction time for braking, hazardous weather conditions, excessive speeding, or driving…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 15 readers -
  • Getting From Point A to Point B With Money

    … Taking a trip is exciting. You have a staring place [“Point A”] and a destination [“Point B”]. Along the way, is the “journey.” Getting from Point A to Point B is simple when it’s a road trip because we look at a map, or nowadays, we’ll just plug in our destination into our GPS system, and the road to our destination appears before us. Thinking…

    Christine Kingston/ Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor- 25 readers -
  • Cellphone Use and Rate of Car Accidents

    … Today, cellphone use causes one in four car accidents in the United States. Dialing, texting, or even reaching for a cellphone while driving can pose serious dangers. In fact, it only takes five seconds, the minimal amount of time spent looking at a text message, to travel the length of a football field on a highway. It only takes five seconds…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 29 readers -
  • Texas Cities Which Ban Texting and Driving

    … websites, and/or viewing or accessing other data the uses commonly-recognized electronic communications protocol while driving (even when stopped in traffic). Talking on the phone and using GPS is still legal.  Arlington, Texas A ban on texting and driving was passed in September 2011 and enforced as of November 2011. The ordinance bans any use…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 40 readers -
  • Dangerous Distractions for Truck Drivers

    … on the road for extended periods of time. Listening to the radio/CD – Many drivers rely on the radio, audio books, podcasts, or music to keep them entertained. However, being engrossed in an entertainment program has similar disruptive effects as listening to phone conversation. Using the GPS system – Even the most seasoned truckers can get lost…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 35 readers -
  • How can I be charged with a DUI when I didn’t take a breath test?

    … people home and may be in an area with which they are unfamiliar. With the ubiquitousness of GPS navigation systems, it is not uncommon for drivers to be in areas that are quite unfamiliar. If a driver is unable to specify the exact location of the stop, this is almost always attributed to impairment. Along with questions regarding location…

    Erin H. Gerstenzang- 42 readers -
  • 5 Safe Holiday Travel Tips

    … should carry an emergency safety kit equipped with the basic tools to fix a flat tire or mechanical problem. In addition, it might be helpful to familiarize yourself with the main roads in the event that your GPS loses signal. How a Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Can Help Unfortunately, you can never be 100 percent prepared for an auto accident injury…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 29 readers -
  • Liability in a Head-on Collision

    … and a collision may result. In addition, if there is an obstacle in the road that should have been removed, a driver may instinctively swerve around it and crash into an oncoming car. In such situations, the municipality responsible for road maintenance may be held liable for all injury-related losses. Cases against the government also have special time…

    Gabriel Levin/ 12 readers -
  • Holiday Auto Accidents

    …. The holiday season is widely considered to be one of the most dangerous times to be on the roads or highways because of the statistical rise in collisions during this time. From Thanksgiving all the way through New Year’s Day, there is a heightened risk of being involved in an accident anytime you leave your home. Not only should you ensure that you drive…

    Gabriel Levin/ 13 readers -
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