Category Archives: GPS Accuracy

The Risks of GPS Jammers

A little over 10 years ago I sold a Fleet Management and GPS system to a company wanting to track and optimise around 600 vehicles. Within a couple of weeks of the first installations, I started getting calls from their … Continue reading

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You’ve Got To Stop Those Hacking Waze, Baby

I was told about a great new route to commute to work by a colleague and it was really good for a while. The 14km trip took about an hour by motorway and not much quicker taking the main arterial … Continue reading

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Thousands of People in England and Wales to be GPS Tagged

I just read this BBC story where after a 17 months pilot, the MoJ is going to put tags on thousands of criminals, mostly in preference to community sentences which are obviously expensive to manage. In the past they used … Continue reading

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Remember the jokes about what if computer manufacturers built cars?

Mashable Australia put out a story this month about A Tesla that crashed while on Autopilot, where the ‘driver’ died and discussed the implications to the industry. So what exactly does autopilot mean. I’ve been on the jump seat on … Continue reading

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The GPS Made Me Do It

Here we go again, the GPS made me do it. It was 2AM or thereabouts on a Wednesday morning in Henrico County¬† when a driver apparently followed the instructions on his GPS and turned onto the railway track according to … Continue reading

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Self Driving Trucks and 18 Accidents From Following GPS Nav Instructions

A Wired story talks about the Otto retrofit solution where existing trucks can become autonomous vehicles for only $30,000. I believe it’s a work in progress, but an aftermarket upgrade that can convert an ordinary truck (manufactured after 2013) into … Continue reading

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Google’s new Maps API lets developers follow the road for smoother routes – The Next Web

Google has announced its new Google Maps Roads API that allows developers to create better route visualizations in their apps from raw GPS data by following actual roads. Source: thenextweb.com Wow, what took them so long! This has been standard … Continue reading

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