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New GPS Technology to Offer Extremely Precise Positioning

Researchers at the Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain, have come up with a new technology which promises extremely precise positioning on the GPS maps, even in poor reception conditions and even with occasional satellite link interrupted.
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While GPS systems are extremely useful when riding out in the open, things tend to change a bit when in busy cities or in thick forests. Satellite connection is poorer and accuracy is down the drain; and this is bad news, as you're most likely going to miss the turn you had to take.

The new technology uses a system of 3 gyroscopes and 3 gyroscopes which keep track of the vehicle's land speed and direction, then superimpose the recorded data over the GPS map, providing astonishing precision, even after some periods of interrupted satcom.

The scientists have obtained improved positioning in 50 to 90% of tests, and the best accuracy was a mind-blowing 2 meters (6 ft). The system can be easily installed in any vehicle, including motorcycles and the Spanish geniuses are also working for integrating it with smartphones.

There is no word on pricing as of now, but the creators of this nifty gadget claim it will be really cheap. It look like motorcycle touring will become even funnier thanks to these Spaniards.

 
 
 
 
 

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