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A Ground-Based System With Stronger Signals Than GPS

Friday, 4 January 2013

A ground-based system that uses much stronger signals than GPS can pinpoint your location in cities and indoors down to within 2 to 6 inches.

Instead of satellites, Locata uses ground-based equipment to project a radio signal over a localised area that is a million times stronger on arrival than GPS. It can work indoors as well as out, and the makers claim the receivers can be shrunk to fit inside a regular cellphone. Even the US military, which invented GPS technology, signed a contract last month agreeing to a large-scale test of Locata at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

Read more at NextBigFuture.com