Multinational English car company Rolls Royce has released its next-generation vehicle, Rolls Royce Wraith, at the Geneva Motor Show. The new breed is said to be the fastest, most powerful car the company has ever produced. This is also the first time that the eight-speed automatic transmission of the car is connected to a GPS receiver.
To determine the road and conditions in real time, Rolls Royce Wraith makes use of global positioning satellite data. This data will then be used to predict how and when to shift gears in Satellite Aided Transmission (SAT). For example, if the SAT determines that it will be on a twisty road and a turn is approaching, it knows to hold the gear it is currently in, rather than doing an upshift as it might if it were going straight.
Moreover, the navigation system of Wraith collects and compiles anonymous real-time traffic data from mobile phones in commercial taxis and vehicles. Then, it uses the data to update the travel route every three minutes.
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