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Old 04-10-2009, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mounting 3d party GPS


I recently bought a Garmin GPS and have been pleasantly surprised:
  • Accurate speed and distance measurements
  • Alternate, fuel efficient routes
  • "Where did I park the car?"
  • How to get there from here
  • Car manufacturer GPS are often not as good as COTS units
If you have an off-axis instrument cluster like a Prius or Echo, this approach makes it easy to mount the GPS where it doesn't block the driver's view; is easy to operate; yet provides full functionality:

Bob Wilson

2019 Std. Range Plus Model 3 - 134 MPG3 || 2014 BMW i3-REx - 117 MPGe, 39 MPG
JuiceBox 40 Pro (240 VAC, 40 A), KHONS portable (120-240 VAC, 12-32 A)
Retired engineer, Huntsville, AL (five times AutoPilot saved.)
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