Can I connect my iphone to a larger touch screen installed in my car?
With navigation and music apps on the iphone (or any smart phone for that matter), they seem to be a much more cost effective option to in car Navigation systems. The only problem being the screen size. Are there any products allowing me to connect my iphone to a larger touch screen and run it through there? Or perhaps even an in car docking station for a small tablet PC?
Question answered by fahhkinahhnold
I'd say buying an iPad would be your best bet. Go out and buy the cheapest one on the market and use it mostly for those navigation and music apps you want to use on your iPhone. It has a much larger screen and they have mount kits available for vehicles.
Will an in car navigation system give latitude & longitude readings when in a bush/4WD track situation?
We want to purchase an in car navigation system & want to know if it will give global positioning readout when we are on bush tracks or do we need two separate devices
Question answered by Colorado Papa
The Tomtom I have does give the coordinates on a different page.
The Garmin does not give coordinates on any page.
So there are differences in models. Ask the salesperson and read about the unit you may purchase.
These Garmin models may give coordinates.
Can a car gps be modified for marine chart use?
Buying a boat but don't want to spend big money on a chartplotter for occassional use unless I can use in for in car navigation as well. Any advice?
Question answered by T C
It all depends on the model of GPS unit that you have in your car. Some models can have new maps (or charts in your case) downloaded to them but not all. Garmin does make a pda unit that can be used and updated with both charts and maps. I got one off ebay and love it. The cost of adding the charts to the gps unit was not cheap..about 300USD. You might be able to get a used/reconditioned one for about that price.
The biggest concern would be the marine saltwater environment. It might not be the best for a unit that is not designed for it.
The USCG requires however that any vessel regardless of size also have a paper chart on-board and that GPS should not be solely relied one for your navigation.
Where can I get a good navigation CD (the one used in cars) for the city "Lahore"?
I need a navigation CD which is used in cars to find our way around. Please tell me where to get one.
Question answered by UCANTCME
What you should do is contact the vehicles manufacturer and ask them if there are any available downloads that you can buy for this city.......
If it is one that is an aftermarket unit then do the same as well.
Which is better, stock Navigation in cars, or after market Navigation systems?
Are the navigation systems that come installed in cars, better or about the same when it comes to performance against aftermarket navigation systems?
Question answered by Brian
Depends what kind it is no matter if it's stock or after. Some cars will come with better navs already installed, but some could be easily topped with an after-market one.
Why do Satellite Navigation Systems work when it's cloudy?
I have a hiker's GPS (Garmin) which doesn't work when in forests or under cloud, presumably because it can't see its satellites. Why do Satellite Navigation Systems as used in cars work when it's cloudy? Do they not need to see their satellites?
Question answered by Thomas
it uses a different wavelength from a satellite which is in a closer orbit to the earth, meaning the signal can penetrate through clouds. Think about this, AM radio is broadcast from one location in the country, and you can pick it up almost anywhere. This is because it has a longer wavelength and is able to "bend" around objects such as hills etc. Then think about FM radio, which has repeaters at slightly different frequencies every 30 miles or so. This is because it uses a shorter wavelength, which can't bend around objects. However you are able to receive a better quality signal. Mobile phones even shorter, masts are ever 3 miles or so. If memory serves me correctly sat navs use a short wavelength with a high intensity meaning they are able to penetrate the majority of weather conditions, where as your hikers GPS probably uses a longer one meaning it has difficulty.
Hope this goes someway to answering your question.
How fast will technology change 50 years from now?
In 1957 they didn't have cell phones, personal computers, Ipods, Navigation Systems in cars. With all the growing technology, devices and such.
What would this world be in another 50 years and so on?
And lets be realistic!
Question answered by fluffernut
There's no way of knowing! You are assuming things will improve.......I'm not sure. I'm not talking global warming, I'm talking population, religion/social ideals.........more social stuff. Society hasn't always moved forward. Civilizations rise and fall and the technology with it. Roman Empire's idea of public sewers didn't reappear for many centuries later.
But to answer: We will have to have new energy sources unless the new technology is first doing more with less energy.
There are not enough raw materiasl around to supply the world. Old landfills will be mined for material. We will use items, then discard them and have them converted into some substance that is used to make new material. Landfills will be obsolete.
how to use built car navigation?
my car has a built in car navigation system. it has CD or DVD drive attached to it as well. im new to these systems and wonder how to use it.
Question answered by mrharris32
This is really going to depend on what type of vehicle you have. The navigation system in a GM for example is much different than those found in a Toyota.
Most systems require you to "load" the nav data for the area you're in. Chances are the vehicle is already loaded with nav data for the area you purchased it from. Additional nav data can be acquired via the dealer, many online outlets, and again depending on the system via an online connection.
The best way to get familiar with your system is going to be to play with it. You're not going to hurt anything, you can't destory the nav system by adjusting settings and in general just playing around. If you want to really learn the details reference the manual that came with your vehicle. They are usually written in very easy to understand terminology.
You should be off the ground and using your nav system in no time. They are invaluable, especially if you take the time to learn how to use all the features. Most allow you to set hotspots (your home, office, etc), tell you about local restaurants, gas stations, etc. Very cool stuff.
Are car navigation systems illegal in Florida?
My friend just said navigation systems in cars are illegal in florida. I don't think that sounds right. Is that true?
Question answered by E T
i hope not i drove through Florida with one.
I do not think they break any laws
Is navigation as an option for my new car worth it vs portable?
How much will it cost to get updated maps for my navi, and how long will it be supported? I plan on driving the car for at least 7-10 years, will they still support map updates for my in-car navi for that long?
Question answered by peterthegreat
Car manufacturers come out with new map updates every year. For my Toyota and Lexus, it costs about $100, but it is not really necessary every year. Every two or three years is fine.
The nav systems that are built-in are more convenient and have bigger screens than the portables such as the Garmin Nuvi series -- and don't have to be plugged into the cigarette lighter socket -- and don't block windshield view. I have both, and prefer the built-in systems, though I wish it had some of the features of the portables.