Casey Bralla on 1 Apr 2008 17:14:18 -0700

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[PLUG] OT: GPS Recommendation Wanted

I am planning on getting a GPS unit for my car.  I want to semi-permanently mount it on 
the dash, hard wiring the power supply into the vehicle.  (In other words, I'll hard 
wire around the cigarette lighter plug, and leave the plug into the GPS unit intact.)

My desire is to have the GPS turn on automatically when I start the car (my cigarette 
lighter outlet shuts off with the car).  

However, I have noticed one huge problem:   Many GPS units require that you acknowledge 
a limit to liability whenever the unit turns on!

This not only annoys me philosophically (how many other consumer goods will soon 
require a formal limit to liability release be approved before they will work????), 
but also means the unit won't work "automatically" unless I touch the control pad.

Does anyone know of a good GPS unit that does **not** require constant acknowledgment 
that I'm still supposed to watch where I'm driving and that it's not the GPS's fault 
if I drive into a tree?


Casey Bralla
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