Global Positioning System (GPS)
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.