July 8, 2008

The New sophistication of the Sat Nav

The Sat Nav already can be considered as a sophisticated driving device, but now there are plans to better the aid completely by adding a special feature. This characteristic will warn drivers when they are travelling on the most dangerous roads in Britain. This will be programmed into the satellite device so that drivers can become aware when they stray onto a road of this kind.
The feature will warn drivers about roads such as a route in the Peak District between Macclesfield, in Cheshire, and Buxton, in Derbyshire. It will work by high rate collision statistics. For example, the A537, also known as the Cat and Fiddle will be included, which is only an 8-mile stretch but has had 21 fatal or serious collisions on it from 2004 to 2006.
The government is backing the plans and believes that this will help drivers to take extra safety precautions when travelling on dangerous roads.

This new sat nav will be tested this year and hopefully be available next summer. The device will speak to the user and state “You are entering a high-risk area. Please be careful’.”

In conclusion, the tool will help to decrease the current accident statistics that are found on dangerous roads. The devices are set to be reasonably priced and available in all good car accessory shops and super stores.

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