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6. Wireless Connectivity and in-Car Internet > 67. Use GPS on Your Car PC

Use GPS on Your Car PC

With GPS, your car PC can always know where on Earth it is, and with wireless Internet, it can also tell the world.

The Global Positioning System (GPS) provides fairly accurate (to within a few meters) location coordinates for anyone who has a GPS receiver. GPS receivers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from standalone units with LCD screens showing your location in latitude and longitude, to units with a little map and an “X” marking where you are. The GPS hardware and antenna can be made smaller than a matchbox, and you can purchase tiny CompactFlash-sized GPS receivers for PDAs, or small USB dongle receivers for PCs (see Figure 6-10).

A USB GPS receiver
Figure 6-10. A USB GPS receiver

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