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When cars were first invented, something like an electronic map that "pin-points" you on the globe and could find the shortest route for you to take to get to your destination in your car would be rediculous, and would only be dreamed about by the people with the greatest imaginations. But today, this concept is reality, in fact, is being used by millions of people around the world right now. It's all done with something called the Global Positioning System, (GPS). Today it is very simple to use this. In cars like Mercedes, Lincoln, BMW, and a few others, computers are installed directly into your car before you even buy it. But not everyone can afford cars like those, so you can buy computers to install into your car, these are also very expensive, but probably more preferred for those who just want the computer inside their car. But there's also another option, however, less convenient; laptops are being used by millions of people everyday, so with a CD-ROM drive and a GPS antenna, you can hook up your laptop to your car with an antenna and have the same results as the ones that come with cars.

Just because we have these in our cars however, doesn't mean that we won't get lost, but it is more difficult to get lost, and it's definetly easier to find your way around if you do get lost. When get in your car, all you have to do is type in your destination and the computer will show you where your destination is, aswell as how to get there and the easiest and fastest way to get there. These systems are being used to make everything more convenient, easier, safer, and quicker for not only the user of the navigation system...