Articles about Global Positioning System (GPS)

Soon, Xiaomi phones could use India's own version of GPS

02 Jan 2020

Technology
Soon, Xiaomi phones could use India's own version of GPS

Xiaomi could soon become the first smartphone maker to offer navigation services with the Indian version of the Global Positioning System (GPS).

In 2020, China will have its own GPS alternative

28 Dec 2019

Technology
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.

One-day stand-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers ends in Ladakh

12 Sep 2019

India
One-day stand-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers ends in Ladakh

A stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh, which started after dawn on Wednesday, has been resolved after high-level talks, reports said on Thursday.

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

04 Dec 2018

Technology
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

World
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

Technology
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.

Kota girl develops device that sends distress calls without Internet

20 Aug 2018

India
Kota girl develops device that sends distress calls without Internet

A Class 12 girl in Kota has developed a safety device that can be attached to a women's wristwatch to help her send emergency alerts to family members in case she is threatened or assaulted without the Internet.

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

26 Mar 2018

Technology
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
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

India
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

Technology
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

India
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

Technology
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

Technology
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
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.

Maharashtra Police control rooms to be modernized at Rs. 429cr

06 Sep 2017

Mumbai
Maharashtra Police control rooms to be modernized at Rs. 429cr

The Maharashtra Government has given its go-ahead to a Rs. 429cr-worth project for modernizing the police control rooms in the state.

ISRO first private navigation satellite launch fails

31 Aug 2017

India
ISRO first private navigation satellite launch fails

ISRO launched its navigation satellite, IRNSS-1H at 7 pm today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, but the mission was not successful.

Phone went missing? Find your lost Android phone easily

14 Aug 2017

Technology
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

India
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

Technology
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

India
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.

Indian IS sympathizers use al-Qaeda's encryption application: NIA

27 Dec 2016

India
Indian IS sympathizers use al-Qaeda's encryption application: NIA

The National Investigation Agency revealed a group of alleged sympathizers of the Islamic State terror outfit - conspiring to target Hyderabad's police stations - used a host of encrypted applications.