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Post time 2007-12-10 23:27:35 |Display all floors
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声明1:全球卫星定位系统(GPS)是由美国政府所控制的,也是由美国政府来保证其精确度以及进行维护的。如果该系统进行改动,将会影响所有GPS设备的精度和性能。虽然706是一种精密的电子导航辅助设备(NAVAID),任何NAVAID都可能被误用或者误解,而变得不安全。
声明2:对于机动车操作来说,驾驶员有责任保证他或她的机动车运行在一种安全方式下,在任何时候任何条件下都要保持全面的监督,永远不要因706而分散精力,忽视安全驾驶。开车时操控706是危险的,将有可能导致车祸。
声明3:对于机动车应用来说,706的使用者要保护好GPS主机,使其不至于在交通事故中带来损害和人员伤害。不要将706安装到安全气囊的面板上,或者其它可能在事故或碰撞中导致司机和乘客受影响的地方。本公司所提供的安装硬件不保证能够防止碰撞损坏或者其他后果。
声明4:GPS接收机运行时,接收并解码由卫星广播的低功率无线电信号。如果其它无线电设备或者电子设备在GPS接收机的附近使用,将有可能产生电磁干扰(EMI),影响接收机的接收和解码工作。在此种情况下,只有通过关闭干扰源或者将GPS接收机移开,才可以减少或者消除干扰。

My translation:
Note 1: The Global Positioning System (GPS) is controlled by the United States (U.S.) government, also it is the government to ensure and maintain its precision. Any alters to the system will influence its precision and performance. Though the 706 is a fine navigation aids (NAVAID), any NAVAID can be misused or misunderstood, and then become unsafe.
  
Note 2: Vehicle drivers must ensure that his or her vehicle runs in a safe way, and put their full attention on the driving, do not be disturbed by the 706. To use 706 while driving is dangerous, may cause high risk of traffic accident.

Note 3: Application of the NAVAID to the vehicle, 706 users must well protect the GPS main unit, to prevent it bring any damage or human hurt during traffic accidents. Do not install the 706 on the safety air-bag panel, or any other place that cause influence on driver and passengers during traffic accidents or collision. The installation hardware we provided can not ensure not causing damage or other results after collision.
Note 4: When the GPS receiver is in work, it receives and decodes the low frequency radio signal that broadcast by satellite. If there is other radio or electronic device being used nearby, then it may cause electromagnetism (EMI) which affects the receiver’s receiving and decoding work. In this case, you need either to close the interference resource or to move the GPS receiver away, so as to reduce or avoid the disturbance.

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Post time 2007-12-11 05:18:41 |Display all floors

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OK I can try to help... but please remember I cannot read the Chinese version. I am only commenting on the English wording.

My translation:
Note 1: The Global Positioning System (GPS) is controlled by the United States (U.S.) government, who also ensures and maintains its precision. Any alterations to the system will influence its precision and performance. Although the 706 is a fine navigation aid (NAVAID), any NAVAID can be misused or misunderstood, and then become unsafe.
  
Note 2: Vehicle drivers must ensure that his or her vehicle operates safely, and pay full attention to their driving, without being disturbed by the 706. Use of the 706 while driving is dangerous, with a high risk of causing traffic accidents.

Note 3: When installing the NAVAID in the vehicle, 706 users must protect the GPS main unit properly, to prevent it from being damaged or causing injury during traffic accidents. Do not install the 706 on the safety air-bag panel, or any other place that can impact the driver and passengers during traffic accidents or collision. The installation hardware we provided can not ensure the prevention of damage or other results after collision.
Note 4: When the GPS receiver is operating, it receives and decodes the low frequency radio signal that is broadcasted by satellite. If there is another radio or electronic device being used nearby, then it may cause electromagnetic interference (EMI) which affects the receiver’s ability to receive and decode signals. In this case, you need either to turn off the interference source or move the GPS receiver away, so as to reduce or avoid the disturbance.

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Post time 2007-12-11 06:03:24 |Display all floors

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Originally posted by hellovivien at 12/10/07 10:27 AM
原文:
声明1:全球卫星定位系统(GPS)是由美国政府所控制的,也是由美国政府来保证其精确度以及进行维护的。如果该系统进行改动,将会影响所有GPS设备的精度和性能。虽然706是一种精密的电子导航辅助设备(NAVAI ...


*now, you know why some of us don't rely 2much on GPS  

December 4, 2007
Wedmore Journal
Turn Back. Exit Village. Truck Shortcut Hitting Barrier.
By SARAH LYALL
WEDMORE, England, Nov. 28 — This little village would seem to be an obviously poor place through which to drive your average large truck. It is in an obscure, rural location. Its streets were built in the days of horses and carts. There is no room to pass and no room to maneuver.

But trucks and tractor-trailers come here all the time, as they do in similarly inappropriate spots across Britain, directed by G.P.S. navigation devices that fail to appreciate that the shortest route is not always the best route.

“They have no idea where they are,” said Wayne Hahn, a local store owner who watches a daily parade of vehicles come to grief — hitting fences, shearing mirrors from cars and becoming stuck at the bottom of Wedmore’s lone hill. Once, he saw an enormous tractor-trailer speeding by, unaware that in its wake it was dragging a passenger car, complete with distraught passenger.

With villagers at wits’ end, John Sanderson, chairman of the parish council, has proposed a seemingly simple remedy: removing the route through Wedmore from the G.P.S. navigation systems used by large vehicles.

“We’d like them to have appropriate systems that would show some routes weren’t suitable for H.G.V.’s,” Mr. Sanderson said, using shorthand for heavy goods vehicles.

Mr. Sanderson said he would not go so far as to advocate eradicating Wedmore from the map. But communities in similar predicaments — and there are hundreds of them, given that Britain is replete with tiny rural villages similarly ill-suited for big trucks — say that such a solution sounds good to them.

“We’ve said, ‘Just take us off the map,’ actually,” said Geoff Coombs, chairman of the parish council in Barrow Gurney, a village that, despite being too small to have a sidewalk, is host to some 15,000 vehicles a day, cars as well as larger vehicles, whose G.P.S. systems identify it as a good alternative route to Bristol Airport.

But that is easier said than done.

“We map the reality — the streets, the signposts and the road infrastructure as it is in reality,” said Dirk Snauwaert, a spokesman for Tele Atlas, which provides digital maps to portable navigation systems. “We cannot change that reality in our database. Who are we to make a change and say, ‘You cannot drive in that road’ if, in reality, you can drive in that road.”

Mr. Snauwaert said it was up to local communities to make it clear what roads were not appropriate for trucks, and to install signs saying so. The relevant information, including things like height, width and weight constraints, could then eventually be integrated into the databases used for G.P.S. devices, he said.

It may take months, if not years, to make the next step: manufacturing G.P.S. devices for trucks — or lorries, as they call them here — that take into account the more sophisticated information. But local governments are working to compile the data.

“If we can get the right information, then we can start re-routing the lorries,” said Richard Matthews, the senior transport planner for Somerset County Council, which is taking the lead in pushing for a countrywide approach. In a survey of local governments, Somerset found that 82 percent of communities had experienced G.P.S.-related traffic problems.

“I’ve just come from a community today where a lorry had literally lifted the roof off a house as it tried to get past,” Mr. Matthews said.

Some communities have begun putting up signs warning drivers to ignore their G.P.S. devices on rural roads. But signs seem to be less and less effective as people increasingly rely more on G.P.S. systems and less on maps, common sense or their own eyes.

“We’ve heard some very hilarious stories where people just blindly follow the sat nav instructions,” said Vince Yearley, a spokesman for the Institute of Advanced Motorists, using British shorthand for “satellite navigation.” “Like if the sat nav says, ‘Drive into this muddy field,’ they think, ‘That’s weird,’ but they do it anyway.”

As for trucks getting lost, much of the problem is caused by truck drivers from other countries — more than 14,000 a day — who come from abroad with G.P.S. devices but without maps or an ability to read English road signs, said Geoff Dossetter, a spokesman for the Freight Transport Association, which represents road haulers.

“Foreign drivers very much depend on sat nav systems when they’re coming to a different country, and they are following them rather more blindly than they ought to,” Mr. Dossetter said.

Last month, a Slovakian truck driver arrived in Dover, bound for Wales with 22 tons of paper. But, directed off the highway and onto increasingly narrow roads by his navigation system, he ended up wedged on a tiny lane between two houses in Mereworth, a village in Kent, whereupon he had a panic attack, jumped out of his truck, and burst into tears.

“He got back in his lorry and tried to maneuver his way out, but he was starting to scrape against the front walls,” Mark Siggers, a resident, told a local newspaper. He also knocked down the village’s power cables, cutting off the electricity. It took the authorities several days to remove his mangled truck.

In Wedmore, residents cite a grim litany of incidents. Mr. Hahn, the store owner, said a passing truck once knocked into his wall, causing $1,500 worth of damage. Dorothea North, who is 84 and has lived here for decades, had her front gate ripped from its hinges by a truck barreling around the corner. Before she had a chance to fix it, another truck hit it again.

And Suzie Ladbrooke, a charity fund-raiser who lives on Church Street, said the side mirrors had been broken off her parked car several times by passing trucks. Once, her husband’s parked car was hit and totaled by a truck that drove away before anyone took down the license number. On another occasion, a too-large truck became immobilized on Church Street, unable to go forward, unable to back up.

“He was honking his horn and shaking his fist,” she said. “I went out to his lorry and I said, ‘Sat nav?’”
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Post time 2007-12-11 11:39:55 |Display all floors

Thank you so much for your great help, :-)

Originally posted by scarylaowei at 2007-12-11 05:18
OK I can try to help... but please remember I cannot read the Chinese version. I am only commenting on the English wording.

My translation:
Note 1: The Global Positioning System (GPS) is contro ...

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Post time 2007-12-11 13:05:21 |Display all floors

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entirely my pleasure

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