Tag Archives: sat nav technology

Could sat nav technology be used for cheaper insurance premiums?

Posted on 20th February 2012 by ConnorSephton Image courtesy of Autonational

The AA has announced a brand-new car insurance initiative which enables their customers to receive cheaper premiums through the use of sat nav technology. The policy involves customers installing a black box into their vehicle which monitors their speed, the severity of their braking, and which roads they use..

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Summit on sat nav data to be held in March

Posted on 20th February 2012 by ConnorSephton Image courtesy of BBC News

March 2012 will be the month that Local Transport Minister, Norman Baker, will take action on incorrect sat nav maps. He’s aiming to ensure that all drivers get the appropriate vehicles on the right roads. He claims that misdirected traffic is an increasing problem, as well as a “scourge..

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Westminster trials sat nav guided gritters during wintry weather

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Early this February, a team of sat nav guided council vans were used to grit Westminster streets with  1,600 tons of salt. Roads were gritted by these clever new council vans which use electronic sensors that can ensure grit is spread across the road evenly. Furthermore, their GPS features..

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The sat nav that can help the blind

Posted on 20th February 2012 by ConnorSephton Image courtesy of BBC Look East

Getting around can be difficult for blind people, and relying on current aids is often not quite enough for getting around properly. This is where new sat nav technology is coming in handy. A brand-new GPS based system, which is capable of announcing street names, shops and other landmarks,..

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