How Is GPS Improving The Way We Travel?
GPS stands for global positioning system and it has truly affected the globe in the way we travel. Finding routes, visiting places has never been this easier without GPS. Even vehicles are equipped with GPS to find routes and also the vehicle in case it is stolen. When the vehicle is equipped with GPS, it is in the constant connection with the satellite to track its actual location. This system was introduced in the military at first to enhance security and communication. Well, looking forward to the benefits, it was then launched to all the people to make use of it and reap its benefits. Here’s how GPS has played a crucial role in our traveling.
Have you got lost? Let me make myself clear, this is not the phrase we say when we are pissed with someone. I am literally asking you about getting lost, losing direction, getting to someplace else then you were supposed to. That is really annoying and time consuming that too when you are already getting late. This would not be the case if you used GPS at that point of time. Yes, GPS is a great aid in identifying the location.
Get Easiest and Fastest Route
Well, GPS not shows the location you are supposed to visit but also shows you the directions to reach that place. One of the pros of using GPS is that it not only shows the route but the fastest and easiest route to reach your destination. It also shows you the time in which you can reach your destination.
GPS has an added benefit is that along with showing the route, it also shows you the traffic situation on those routes. It will suggest whether there is average traffic or high traffic in that traffic. If the route you have chosen has high traffic, it will show different routes where you will show lesser traffic.
Mobile app development these days comes equipped with an emergency button installed with it. You can take an example of the app like Uber or Ola, they have an emergency button where if the customer doesn’t feel alright on the route, they can press this button and a message with your current location will be sent to your near and dear ones. This has been possible with GPS.
Social Media Apps
Location is a feature integrated into a majority of the social media apps. People share their location on social media and let their friends know when and where they are visiting. Take an example of Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, all these mobile apps have location feature.
Wrapping Up :
It’s really a boon for the people to have GPS while they travel. The fear of getting lost is no more. With integrating this feature in a different category of mobile apps like taxi booking apps, social media apps, restaurant apps, food delivery apps, and many more. GPS has made changes in our daily commutation and travel and for the matter of fact, I would say made changes for good.