Planning a road trip for the second half of summer? Before hitting the road, check out GPS City's top five GPS features for summer road trips.
1. Voice recognition is a feature of not only convenience but safety. With voice recognition, users control their GPS with their voice instead of their hands. By speaking directions, drivers' hands remain on the steering wheel at all times. This handsfree approach allows drivers to focus on the road. Suggested GPS: Garmin 3790LMT
2. Lane assist keeps drivers in the correct lane for all approaching turns. Taking the guesswork out of lane changing, drivers don't have to stress about missing an exit. Lane assist is perfect for traveling along unfamiliar roads. Suggested GPS: Garmin 3750
3. Junction view provides an overhead view of upcoming intersections and signs. Before navigating through a junction, drivers will see a realistic representation on their GPS unit. The signs closely resemble the actual road signs, making it easy for drivers to follow directions. Suggested GPS: Garmin 2460LMT
4. Route planner simply provides travelers with the best route. After inputting multiple destinations, route planner (also known as trip planner) will automatically sort the locations to provide the most efficient route. Users can save up to ten routes and even preview simulated turns before hitting the road. Suggested GPS: Garmin 1490LMT
5. ecoRoute HD will save drivers gas and money on their summer road trip. This green feature is becoming more popular among drivers because it allows users to calculate the most fuel efficient way to their destination. After simple installation, the ecoRoute HD will read Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) so drivers are warned early if any car issues arise while on the road. Suggested GPS: Garmin 1390LMT