News tagged with gps system

Explainer: what is GPS?

It's a device used widely in cars, on smartphones and in fitness devices. But what exactly is GPS, and how is it able to pinpoint our exact location anywhere on Earth?

Mar 08, 2013 4.3 / 5 (6) 2

'GPS' for indoor use

Have you ever lost your way in a large office building or on a university campus? Normal GPS systems are of little assistance in these cases. A new smartphone app shows you the internal layout of a building ...

Feb 07, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0

Low-energy GPS sensing looms large

Location sensing has become ubiquitous—it's present every time you turn on your smartphone or engage your car's navigation system. It's also become critical to a variety of outdoors and remote research ...

Dec 11, 2012 4 / 5 (1) 0