Students will create a PowerPoint presentation that introduces
GPS to someone that is not familiar with it by presenting one of
the more interesting ways that GPS technology is used in today's
transportation system. Collect as much information as you can about
this specific transportation area. Then more thoroughly explore
this transportation application, its benefits, pitfalls and future. Your
presentation will be built around the transportation area of your
choice. The presentation should include the following:
- A short history of GPS.
- How GPS works.
- General examples of how GPS is used.
Your specific chosen transportation application of GPS with
a more detailed explanation of its uses and the benefits derived
from this particular use.
Your presentation should include background pictures, images and anything
else needed to keep it interesting.
The scoring guide for the presentation is as follows:
- History of GPS: 5 points
- How GPS works: 10 points
- Examples of GPS applications: 5 points
- Specific transportation application and detailed explanation
of its use: 10 points
- Appropriate use of pictures and graphics: 5 points
- Overall presentation and understanding of materials: 5 points
- Total: 40 Points
(The above scoring guide is a suggestion and
may be changed by individual instructors.)
The driver of this experimental vehicle is using a "head
up display" (top)—a transparent screen in front of the driver's
face (bottom) shows information from a GPS receiver, as well
as other sensors
like onboard radar, added to the driver's view of the road.