News tagged with gps system

GPS getting an upgrade - for $8 billion

(PhysOrg.com) -- GPS is getting an upgrade costing $8 billion (US), which aims to increase the system's accuracy, improve its reliability, and make the technology even more widespread.

May 25, 2010 report
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Air Force: Tests didn't include troubled GPS unit

(AP) -- The Air Force says it performed no advance testing on the specific type of military GPS receiver that had problems picking up locator signals after a change in ground-control software.

May 17, 2010
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Women navigate more efficiently than men

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from the National Autonomous University of Mexico suggests women navigate more efficiently than men in some circumstances, even though previous studies have shown that in general ...

May 05, 2010 report
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NY state seeks to crack down on wayward truckers

(AP) -- New York state wants to crack down on truckers who rely on satellite devices to direct them onto faster but prohibited routes and end up crashing into overpasses that are too low for their rigs.

Oct 14, 2009
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EU unveils more precise satnav system

(AP) -- The European Union has unveiled an updated satellite navigation system that is up to five times more precise than the current GPS system.

Oct 01, 2009
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