Vehicle GPS technology can also prepare vehicles for oncoming weather changes or traffic jams.
For example, if cars down the road are experiencing heavy rain and slippery conditions, the vehicle's anti-lock break system can be adjusted to respond accordingly. Or, if there's an accident up ahead, the car's navigation system can suggest an alternate route, Prasad said.
"People spend 47 hours a year in their car going nowhere [in traffic]," he said. "That's the equivalent of a week's vacation."
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