Global Positioning System (GPS)

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In 2020, China will have its own GPS alternative

28 Dec 2019

In 2020, China will have its own GPS alternative

In a matter of months, China will have the competition for the US Global Positioning System (GPS) up and running.

How parents are using GPS-equipped ankle monitors to track teens

04 Dec 2018

How parents are using GPS-equipped ankle monitors to track teens

For years, authorities have been using GPS-equipped ankle monitors to track criminals on parole or house arrest.

China: Two more satellites added to BDS, the GPS rival

19 Nov 2018

China: Two more satellites added to BDS, the GPS rival

China has added two more satellites to its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), which rivals the US Global Positioning System (GPS).

Soon our phones could have 'desi GPS' system: Details here

22 Sep 2018

Soon our phones could have 'desi GPS' system: Details here

At an event in Delhi, ST Microelectronics, a French-Italian semiconductor-manufacturing company, launched India's first-ever 'desi GPS' module.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 created a giant hole in the ionosphere

26 Mar 2018

SpaceX's Falcon 9 created a giant hole in the ionosphere

A group of researchers have determined that SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, launched in August 2017 (the Formosat-5 mission), created a gigantic circular shock wave, carving a nearly 900-km-wide hole into the plasma of the ionosphere.

Delhi government orders all public transport vehicles to install GPS

01 Feb 2018

Delhi government orders all public transport vehicles to install GPS

Come February 15, all public transport vehicles must have functional GPS in their vehicles, announced the Delhi government on Wednesday.

GPS, panic buttons on public transport vehicles mandatory from April

18 Jan 2018

GPS, panic buttons on public transport vehicles mandatory from April

From April 1, it will be mandatory for all public transport vehicles, primarily taxis and buses, to have a tracking/GPS device and an alert button.

New Google Maps: Two-wheeler mode, locating toilets, SOS-alert, and more!

06 Dec 2017

New Google Maps: Two-wheeler mode, locating toilets, SOS-alert, and more!

Google launched yet another India-first feature for Google Maps -two-wheeler mode with voice-guided navigation- at its third "Google for India" event.

You can now track train's real-time location using GPS

30 Nov 2017

You can now track train's real-time location using GPS

In a move that is expected to overhaul operations, the Railways is experimenting with a system to allow passengers to track trains in real time.

Android devices covertly send location data to Google

22 Nov 2017

Android devices covertly send location data to Google

An investigation by Quartz has revealed that Google receives cell tower location data from Android devices even when a device's location service is disabled.

GPS that's super accurate is a modern-day need

28 Sep 2017

GPS that's super accurate is a modern-day need

Google Maps are a lifesaver when you are at an unknown destination. However, often the directions provided by them, are a tad bit off the track. It's not the navigation app's fault.

Delhi: Nearly 4,000 DTC buses untrackable due to defective GPS

07 Sep 2017

Delhi: Nearly 4,000 DTC buses untrackable due to defective GPS

Lakhs of Delhiites commuting by buses operated by Delhi Transport Corporation could be at risk as the GPS (global positioning system) devices installed in these buses are out-of-order.

Phone went missing? Find your lost Android phone easily

14 Aug 2017

Phone went missing? Find your lost Android phone easily

Ever had a mini panic attack because you couldn't find your phone? We all did. The smartest thing you can do to prevent your phone from going AWOL is to setup some nifty measures.

ISRO signs MoU for desi GPS system

05 Aug 2017

ISRO signs MoU for desi GPS system

With both, ISRO and CSIR-NPL signing an MoU, India is one step closer to having its own GPS system- Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC).

Does our brain have a "GPS" neuron?

01 Jun 2017

Does our brain have a "GPS" neuron?

In a breakthrough, scientists have now identified a neuron in our brain, which might play a significant role in our ability to navigate through our environments.

NavIC, India now has its very own GPS

29 May 2017

NavIC, India now has its very own GPS

In modern world, one is never lost; thanks to Global Positioning System (GPS), which lets you track location with the help of internet connectivity.