GPS technology has now numerous applications in daily activities. Keep an eye on the kids, monitor the pet, follow the partner’s car is a cakewalk if you have the right tools. Shortly, it will possible use a sophisticated development of GPS technology in a shopping center or on the shelves of the supermarket so you’ll save time and optimize the product comparison.
To lead the tour will be our trusty smartphone through Locata, a new system of positioning and navigation that also works indoors and could become a worthy competitor for the same GPS technology. The new system has a strong accuracy margin (only 18 cm) and is still being improved.
For the use of Locata is necessary to install a network of antennas on the ground. Surely, it could derive significant benefit in large cities where buildings often make difficult to locate with the traditional GPS. The U.S. Department of Defense, which in the 70s had developed the GPS, is conducting tests on a large scale in a missile plant in the desert of New Mexico.
There is enthusiasm among the giants of the business for the introduction of new technology. In fact, the advertising easily will be able to take possession of it, leading the potential customer in the place where are the sponsored products.
In any case, Locata and similar systems will work alongside the GPS, but for now, not replace it. In fact they are already on the market localizers able to offer very similar services, tested and efficient.
It ‘s the case of the Micro GPS/GPRS Endoacustica that contains in itself the potentials of a GPS and GPRS transceiver and a satellite receiver, becoming, on occasion, an environmental bug and a speed controller. A system certainly very advanced and cheap.