GPS

  • Pakistan becomes first foreign country to use China's GPS May 23, 2014

    Beijing: Pakistan has become the first foreign country to use China's Beidou navigation system with the company setting up a network covering Karachi. Beidou was co-developed by China Great Wall Industry Corporation and the Beijing UniStrong Science & Technology Company Limited. The first stage of Pakistan's geographic positioning network has been finished,...
  • Security forces use unmanned aerial vehicles to track Maoists February 16, 2014

    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 movements in...
  • 'She-taxis' of Kerala to become car pool facility too December 18, 2013

    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 are...
  • Auto-rickshaws in Chennai to get Global Positioning System August 26, 2013

    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 digital...
  • Ghaziabad police gets 75 new PCR vans fitted with GPS July 26, 2013

    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 will become...
  • India to have satellite-based navigation system by 2015 July 1, 2013

    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) are...
  • India's first navigation satellite readies for launch July 1, 2013

    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 second...
  • GPS-based system to track 'Bharat Nirman' hoardings June 30, 2013

    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 Visual...
  • GPS must for staff pick-drop vehicles in Gurgaon: Court May 20, 2013

    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...
  • MapmyIndia launches Navigator Lx340 for Rs 8,990 February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: MapmyIndia launched Lx340, its new Navigator (portable in-car navigation and entertainment device). It comes with a 4.3-inch touchscreen, matte-black finish, entertainment features (for playing music, movies, and photos on the go), and Don't Panic software, a new GPS navigation software interface. The Lx340 satellite GPS navigator is priced...
  • Chinese military wants GPS system to be made more secure December 29, 2012

    Beijing: Two days after China started its own GPS network aimed to rival the US global positioning system, the nation's powerful military, which is using it extensively has asked researchers to improve its security and ability to stop external interference. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of...
  • Shoe with in-built GPS October 17, 2012

    London: Shoes fitted with a miniature GPS system to locate Alzheimer's patients have gone on sale in Britain, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. The shoes enable the person with Alzheimer's to be monitored remotely. The 250-pound shoes are fitted with a device - similar to those used in sat-nav systems...
  • Delhi: Autorickshaw, taxi unions on strike October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhiites may face trouble commuting on Tuesday. Autorickshaw and taxi unions are on a strike on Tuesday, protesting the mandatory installation of GPS in autos. They are demanding a subsidy on the GPS devices and also a hike in fares. The Delhi government, though, claims that commuters will...
  • China launches two satellites to enlarge its own GPS September 19, 2012

    Beijing: China today successfully launched two satellites into space to enlarge its indigenous global navigation network being built to rival United States global positioning system. The 14th and 15th satellites for the Beidou, or Compass, system being built by China were launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest Sichuan...
  • Major solar storm to hit Earth on Saturday July 14, 2012

    Los Angeles: A solar storm was due to arrive Saturday morning and last through Sunday, slamming into Earth's magnetic field. Scientists said it will be a minor event, and they have notified power grid operators, airlines and other potentially affected parties. "We don't see any ill effects to any systems," said...
  • Now, smartphones will help you navigate malls May 13, 2012

    Berlin: Your smartphone helps you smoothly navigate highways and streets of an unfamiliar city. But once you enter a mega mall, its global positioning system (GPS) goes blind. But now researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute in collaboration with the Bosch Corporation and others have devised a navigation system for interiors. It...
  • Indian Railways may introduce GPS systems by 2013 April 2, 2012

    Mumbai: We’re surely looking into the future with this technology. Officials behind the world's fourth largest railway network, the Indian railways are, according to a report by The Economic Times toying with the idea of fitting a GPS-based solution in trains, to help it provide real-time tracking - accessible on...
  • Solar storm hits earth, no damage reported March 8, 2012

    Washington: One of the strongest solar storms in years engulfed Earth early on Thursday, but scientists say the planet may have lucked out. Hours after the storm arrived, officials said were no reports of problems with power grids, GPS, satellites or other technologies that are often disrupted by solar storms. But that...
  • Solar storm headed toward earth may disrupt power March 8, 2012

    Washington: The largest solar flare in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights. The sun erupted on Tuesday evening, and the effects should start smacking Earth around 7 am EST on Thursday, according to forecasters...
  • China's GPS system goes online December 29, 2011

    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 within...
  • China to test new GPS system December 25, 2011

    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 December 16, 2011

    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 month...
  • US Supreme Court to hear police GPS tracking case November 5, 2011

    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 unreasonable...
  • Explained: Satellite navigation systems October 31, 2011

    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 earth’s 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 October 22, 2011

    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 voyage...
  • Singapore firm working on 'indoor GPS' October 11, 2011

    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 September 19, 2011

    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,...