SatGuide V10 Now Integrated With Google Search

SatNav Technologies has now integrated Google Search into its SatGuide V 10 GPS navigation software for Android and iPhone. This app is known to have added a range of features to the navigation experience in India. Its user friendly services have facilitated convenient, easy to use navigation. With the incorporation of Google Search, the already smooth system has now become perfect for almost any kind of navigation.

GPS navigation software for Android and iPhone

Google Search is renowned for being the optimum search engine. On the world wide web, Google is the most popular search engine with a clean interface, fast results and accuracy. By bringing Google Search into their navigation software, SatGuide has increased the efficiency it provides to its customers.

By itself, SatNav is gaining popularity in the navigation field due to the array of user friendly features it has to offer. This navigation software generates routes by calculating the coordinates you have entered. In terms of design and content, it looks like a paper map. This adds a sense of familiarity and makes it easy to understand. The map also allows the users to see house numbers and road names as available. It connects with GPS signal automatically and allows the user to save routes and access them later.

SatNav, now a market leader, has been around since 2005 – a pioneer in the field of navigation. SatGuide V 10 is available for all models of Androids and iPhones, thereby making it accessible to a vast majority of the smartphone market.

Men More Interested in GPS Than Traditional Maps

GPS vs. Paper MapsWith technology still growing exponentially, it’s no surprise that people today favor GPS devices to traditional maps. As a matter of fact, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 74% of smartphone users use GPS services – and that’s not counting standalone GPS devices that are now increasingly affordable.

Before the advent of GPS, people relied on traditional maps – something today’s generation can’t imagine. Traditional maps are difficult to store, can be easily damaged, can never be updated, and are generally more complex and difficult to decipher. In comparison, GPS devices are reliable, convenient, sturdy, and exceptionally user-friendly. They’re also updateable, keeping up with the latest developments in infrastructure.

It’s mind boggling to think that as little as 15 years ago people were planning road trips using paper maps, likely because GPS devices were either unaffordable or unreliable. Fast forward to present day, and, according to the Huffington Post, approximately half of America uses smartphones, which normally have built in GPS location services. No wonder traditional maps are now obsolete!

GPS gadgets have proved their worth by being useful, user friendly, reliable, and accessible. The accessibility aspect of GPS devices is likely the biggest reason why people prefer them to traditional maps. Research like those mentioned earlier prove the popularity of GPS products, and indicate an age where many things are becoming electronic.

How GPS in Trash Trucks is Improving Garbage Collection

Garbage collection is one of the most important aspects of keeping a city clean, healthy and hygienic. But other than taking out the trash and separating our garbage, there’s little else to be done from our end. Most of the work takes place with the help of the good old reliable garbage truck and the people collecting the trash. Las Cruces Utilities is one of the first companies to take technology to the garbage truck. By installing GPS trackers in their trucks, they are revolutionizing the garbage collection system.

It works like this – when every truck has a GPS tracker, it changes the game. For one, routes are much easier to handle when GPS can tell you exactly where each truck is. This way, if someone missed a house or neighbourhood, the closest truck can simply be rerouted towards it. Along with adding organization to the system, it reduces fuel expenditure by quite a degree, which also helps to protect the environment. The biggest wastage of fuel takes place during idling. It may seem small, but LCU themselves claim that since they added GPS trackers to their trucks, they have saved almost $5000 on fuel.

Additionally, GPS trackers help you monitor your vehicles at all times. If they are in an unauthorized area or off route, you’re instantly notified of it. This saves a lot of time and it protects vehicles from theft or from being misused for personal reasons.

Now that the industry has seen the benefits of using GPS, it won’t be long before the trend catches on and everyone saves money, fuel and time.

How to Make Your Trip to India Unforgettable

Trip to IndiaIndia is a large and beautiful country with an interesting culture. It is extremely famous as a tourist destination, as it offers everything from beautiful beaches to ancient temples, mountains to backwaters, deserts to the Ganga, and much more. In order to make your trip to India unforgettable, there are a few things that you will have to keep in mind.

What many tourists don’t realize is that India is quite difficult to navigate. The cities are structured differently and not every place has a well-known name or landmark. Getting lost is definitely not on your list of things to do, so it is highly recommended to have a GPS tracking device to help you navigate to your destination.

GPS tracking devices provide you with city maps so that you know exactly where you are at all times. You can find out how far you are from a destination, and the amount of time in which you can expect to reach there. In an infrastructurally disorganized country like India, it proves to be very helpful, whether you are in the city of Mumbai or in the backwaters of Kerala.

It is also profoundly safer to be able to have someone be able to track you at all times, for purely safety reasons. A GPS tracking device records your whereabouts and allows you to give access to that information to the person(s) of your choice. In this way if you’re ever unreachable or in trouble, you know that there is someone to count on.

Take the necessary precautions and have a wonderful, safe trip to India!

Rajasthan is the First State in India to Install GPS in Buses

Technology is making its way to the country and it’s beginning to take its place in everyday life, too. Rajasthan has now become the first state in India to install GPS in buses. According to their plan, they will start by installing vehicle locators in 1000 buses. These GPS devices have various benefits that Rajasthan State Roadways Corporations plans on taking advantage of.

Rajasthan Buses

These vehicle locators will allow passengers to know exactly where the buses are and when they can be expected. They will also help the control room monitor speeding, rash driving and fuel siphoning. The system will be connected with the public information system so long distance travel will become much easier. It will also allow the control room to locate the buses at all points of time and increase response time in case of danger.

The way ahead for this has also been planned, as RSRTC aims to install vehicle locators in 4500 buses. Once this is complete they will set up LCD screens at some bus stands in places like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Ajmer. These LCD screens will display the exact location of the buses so that passengers are in the know. The screens will display arrival and departure times in both Hindi and English.

In the first phase itself, the control room will be connected to all 1000 buses at the same time, allowing them to make precise announcements. Once the project has been successful in Rajasthan, it is likely to be implemented in different parts of the country.