GPS

  • Security forces use unmanned aerial vehicles to track Maoists 16-02-2014 03:44 PM

    Drones are flying in Bihar to help combat Maoists. Security forces in Bihar's worst Maoist-hit districts are using the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to ensure the safety and security of their men in field operations, police officials on Saturday said. "The induction of UAVs will keep an eye on Maoist...
  • 'She-taxis' of Kerala to become car pool facility too 18-12-2013 11:23 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The recently introduced 24x7 taxi service owned and operated by women entrepreneurs for female travellers, called 'She-Taxi', is to add a new facility, car pooling, a state government official said on Wednesday. The 'She-Taxis' were launched last month in the Kerala capital, and ferries only women passengers. The vehicles...
  • Auto-rickshaws in Chennai to get Global Positioning System 26-08-2013 07:11 AM

    Auto-rickshaws in Chennai will be fitted with new meters with global positioning system (GPS) and an electronic digital printer, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said on Sunday. She said in a statement: "For the first time in India, auto-rickshaws plying in Chennai will be fitted with GPS and electronic...
  • Ghaziabad police gets 75 new PCR vans fitted with GPS 26-07-2013 09:22 PM

    District police on Friday received 75 PCR vans fitted with Global Positioning System (GPS) devices to boost the efficiency of the force. The new vans are linked to the integrated control rooms and would help provide real-time inputs about any situation. "With the installation of GPS in PCR vans, policing...
  • India to have satellite-based navigation system by 2015 01-07-2013 06:12 PM

    Chennai: India will have its own navigational systems like couple of other countries by 2015 and its space agency is in a fast production mode to roll out six more satellites for this purpose, said an official Monday. "All the seven satellites of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)...
  • India's first navigation satellite readies for launch 01-07-2013 06:06 PM

    Chennai: The Indian rocket that at midnight will deliver the country's first navigation satellite is being readied for its mission with its second stage getting fuelled at Sriharikota, a senior official at Indian space agency said. "The countdown is progressing well and the filling of the liquid fuel in the...
  • GPS-based system to track 'Bharat Nirman' hoardings 30-06-2013 03:30 PM

    New Delhi: To keep a track of hoardings put up to highlight the UPA government's achievements, the I&B Ministry has decided to use a GPS-based system in the next phase of 'Bharat Nirman' campaign which is expected to take off in the first half of August. The Department of Audio...
  • GPS must for staff pick-drop vehicles in Gurgaon: Court 20-05-2013 09:00 PM

    Chandigarh: Keeping in view the safety of working women, companies in Gurgaon have been told to equip their vehicles used for picking and dropping employees with GPS system within a month. An order to this effect was issued by Gurgaon District Magistrate PC Meena on Monday, a Haryana government spokesman...
  • China's GPS system goes online 29-12-2011 12:42 PM

    London: China's own satellite navigational system, known as 'Beidou', is now operational after the 10th satellite was placed into orbit this month. Also known as the 'Big Dipper', 'Beidou' will also offer users positioning information which will be correct up to the nearest 10 metres, be able to measure speeds...
  • China to test new GPS system 25-12-2011 11:30 AM

    Beijing: The government plans to introduce GPS system to streamline vehicle movement in the Chinese capital after it suspended sale of new cars here to address traffic woes. Next year, 12,000 drivers in the Wangjing area of Beijing will have their cars fitted with a free GPS device, operated by...
  • Tests show LightSquared still disrupts GPS 16-12-2011 01:17 PM

    Washington: LightSquared's prospects for getting its wireless network off the ground were dealt another blow this week as US government tests found that the signal of the telecom startup would cause "harmful interference" to a majority of GPS devices. Preliminary analysis of testing of the company's planned network conducted last...
  • US Supreme Court to hear police GPS tracking case 05-11-2011 01:09 PM

    Washington: The US Supreme Court for the first time will hear arguments on Tuesday on whether police need a warrant to track a suspect's vehicle with a GPS device, another clash between new surveillance technology and basic privacy rights. It is the latest case involving constitutional privacy rights protecting against...
  • Explained: Satellite navigation systems 31-10-2011 09:22 AM

    New Delhi: A satellite navigation (sat nav system) is a system of satellites that can help users determine the position of an enabled device anywhere on the earths surface to within a few hundred metres. The same system with global coverage may be termed a global navigation satellite system or...
  • EU launches its first satellite navigation system 22-10-2011 02:32 PM

    Brussels: A Russian rocket launched the first two satellites of the European Union's Galileo navigation system Friday after years of delay in an ambitious bid to rival the ubiquitous American GPS network. The launch of the Soyuz from French Guiana, on the northern coast of South America, marks the maiden...
  • Singapore firm working on 'indoor GPS' 11-10-2011 09:01 AM

    Singapore: A Singapore start-up firm has devised an innovative application to allow phone users have access to their positioning information within buildings, where the traditional global positioning system has often proved inaccurate. The firm YFind Positioning System feels that the application can help turn Singapore into the world's first location-intelligent...
  • GPS-based information system in Howrah, Mumbai Rajdhanis 19-09-2011 08:59 AM

    New Delhi: A GPS-based passenger information system will be installed in the Mumbai and Howrah Rajdhanis from this month, enabling passengers to find out the exact location, speed and arrival time of trains on real-time basis. GPS receivers are being acquired to be installed and once the installation is completed,...
  • LightSquared says finds fix for GPS interference 15-09-2011 04:11 PM

    Washington: US broadband start-up LightSquared said it had debunked criticism that high-precision global positioning system devices cannot coexist alongside its planned cellular network. A LightSquared executive told reporters on Wednesday that the company had partnered with a leader in GPS technology to develop a prototype device that can provide the...
  • GPS turns drivers into non-thinking zombies 21-04-2011 06:41 AM

    London: Growing use of satellite navigation or GPS is fostering hopeless dependency among drivers, reducing them to non-thinking automatons, a study says. Study author Rosamund Langston, behavioural neuroscientist at the University of Dundee, said that using the systems lulls the brain into a false sense of security meaning we keep...
  • IBM training computers to predict traffic 14-04-2011 09:34 AM

    San Francisco: Traffic websites, with their colour-coded maps of clogged streets and freeways, are good at telling commuters when congestion is already awful. But what if they could know not only where you drive, but if the route is going to be bad today, and warned you ahead of time?...
  • New wireless Internet network threatens GPS 06-04-2011 04:57 PM

    Washington: A new, ultra-fast wireless Internet network is threatening to overpower GPS signals across the US and interfere with everything from airplanes to police cars to consumer navigation devices. The problem stems from a recent US government decision to let a Virginia company called LightSquared build a nationwide broadband network...
  • Lohri, Infosys results top news trends today 13-01-2011 01:05 PM

    Lohri Lohri, is celebrated every year on 13th of January. It is a festival to worship fire. Lohri Festival is celebrated with great pomp in North India. At this time Earth starts moving towards the sun marking the auspicious period of Uttarayan. First Lohri is very important for the newly...
  • TukTuk: India's first GPS-based auto fare app 13-01-2011 11:13 AM

    Kochi: A Kochi-based firm launched what it claimed was India's first multi-platform auto fare calculating application that uses GPS. MindHelix Technologies claimed that its "Tuk Tuk" metre, a mobile phone application, will enable the commuter to get accurate fare from auto-rickshaws. The app will help commuters from being cheated by...
  • Digital radio to keep tab on errant Kolkata cops 06-12-2010 06:18 PM

    Kolkata: Kolkata Police will turn to digital radio technology to keep an eye on errant policemen who are either negligent in duty or indulge in corrupt practices. Kolkata Police top brass have zeroed in on the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) technology that helps wireless sets held by policemen in the...
  • India to launch GAGAN satellite-based navigation system 12-08-2010 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: India is set to launch its own satellite-based navigation system - GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation or GAGAN. In the next five years the Indian airspace will get more crowded and the chances of accidents may increase. To reduce the chances of future air disasters, India has endeavoured...