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Global Positioning Systems (commonly abbreviated as GPS) is a technology which uses sattelites or other terrestrial communications towers to identify the geographical coordinates (lattitude and longitude) of a particular device, which may or may not be attached to or owned by a particular person.

Use in Automobiles

GPS is becoming increasingly prevalent in Automobiles [1], with a variety of applications including Anti-Theft[2], Vehicle Tracking[3], Driving Directions (route finder)[4] and mapping communities and landmarks for trip planning.

External Links


  1. GPS Guide for Beginners:
  2. GPS Anti-Theft Tracking Systems to Reduce Theft:
  3. Keeping Track of Automobiles using GPS Vehicle Tracking:
  4. Portable car GPS systems:

See Also

LBS | RFID | Surveillance | Security | Privacy