For those who have never heard of TomTom, this company is basically "a Dutch manufacturer of automotive navigation systems, including both stand-alone units and software for personal digital assistants and mobile telephones." We've rounded up five of the funniest TomTom GPS recording videos for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading to see them all.
5. Bert and Ernie
4. Brian Blessed
1. Darth Vader
Interesting GPS facts:
- There are always at least 24 active GPS satellites circling Earth, although today there are more than 30, including a couple of spares. Their orbits are spread out so that no matter where on Earth you are, you will have at least six of them in your line of sight.
- Each GPS satellite goes around the world once every 12 hours. The satellites travel 12,500 miles (20,000 km) above us at roughly 7,000 miles per hour (11,000 km per hour). They have small boosters so they can adjust their path when needed. The first full constellation of 24 satellites was completed in 1994. The first of those 24 satellites was sent up in 1989.
- To get a reliable position reading, your GPS receiver will have to combine the signals from at least four satellites, although in some special cases, three are enough.
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