Many frequent travelers use a GPS to get from point A to point B and even several stops in between. This piece of technology has absolutely revolutionized the way individuals take family vacations or even day trips. Knowing where to go is one less thing to worry about and the many features on a GPS can even make the trip more enjoyable. The latest GPS model manufactured in Korea is called the Black Box and it offers a whole new way to travel.
The Black Box : Mercury Black Eagle
The Mercury Black Eagle goes above and beyond the traditional features of a GPS. The turn by turn navigation, easy access to nearby gas stations or attractions, and even the sleek design are standard on all GPS models. How the Black Box differs from other brands are with its newly added safety features. This particular global positioning unit has a camera on it that shows various areas of the vehicle. You can check your blind spot or see what’s coming behind you without having to even turn your head. Simply shift your glance from the road ahead to the GPS unit attached to either the dash, windshield, or built in and you can see all around your vehicle while driving.
The device shows a graph of your speed and how you’ve been accelerating and decelerating during your trip. It also helps you in changing lanes safely and suggesting trip routes that will avoid dense traffic. This unit tells you when you can safely merge onto a highway or into another lane and can even warn you if it believes you are heading into a possible collision!
It Records Too?
This device will make insurance claims much easier because it comes standard with a recording device that takes a short video of a car accident. The video is approximately eighteen seconds in length but anyone who has been through a traffic collision knows just how quickly they occur and how much information can be gathered in that short about of time. The video captures the twelve seconds before the accident and six seconds after. Most of the important information will occur during the initial collision and as such there is more time allotted to before the accident. The time after will show anything that happened after the collision that caused further damage. Not only ill this device help prevent accidents, warn you of potential threats, but it will also record the accident.