Steve Warren's In-Car Photos
We've been receiving quite a few in-car photo
shots lately, and I thought I'd share these with you.
The first photo is from Steve Warren over
at the UK Speed Traps website.
This shows both a Compaq iNS (iPAQ Navigation
System) installed in-car, and also shows you a Geodesy Road Pilot just below the
drivers rear view mirror.
It seems most people are preferring to position
their GPS systems on or near the center console, partly because it's accessible
to both driver and front passengers, but it also distracts thief's when you're
stationary at traffic lights.
I have received numerous reports lately where
thief's have been waiting at traffic lights, or in car parks, and will smash the
drivers side window (sometimes when the driver is sitting in the drivers seat),
and will pull out a Pocket PC or mobile phone that is positioned near the
Mounting the Pocket PC GPS system in the center of
the car helps get around this problem, and also does give you less glare most of
the time on the Compaq iPAQ screen.
Even though I am right handed, and tend to prefer
to have the Pocket PC on the right hand side of the steering wheel, I find it
more natural to look up and look at the screen on the left hand side of the
steering wheel. I'm not really sure why, but I tend to find it more at
home in the center of the car.