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It is estimated that delays from congestion on highways, streets, and transit systems throughout the world result in productivity losses in the hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Other negative effects of congestion include property damage, personal injuries, increased air pollution, and inefficient fuel consumption.The availability and accuracy of the Global Positioning System (GPS) offers increased efficiencies and safety for vehicles using highways, streets, and mass transit systems. Many of the problems associated with the routing and dispatch of commercial vehicles is significa..
"Mobile Tracker" saves Haulage Company €100,000!
Cork, IrelandDolphin Haulage in the town of Midleton, Cork http://dolphinhaulage.com/ have Boomerang Tracker to thank for preventing the theft of €100,000 of heavy machinery!Mark Dolphin, proprietor, who refers to the Boomerang GPS Tracker as his "Mobile Tracker" to differentiate it from his GPS Fleet Management trackers in his Trucks, attached it to a parked 'low-loader' trailer on the night of March 28th. Sitting on the trailer was a Volvo BM 6x6. The load was due to be hauled at 6am on Friday March 29th.Around 1.30am ..
It is estimated that delays from congestion on highways, streets, and transit systems throughout the world result in productivity losses in the hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Other negative effects of congestion include property damage, personal injuries, increased air pollution, and inefficient fuel consumption.The availability and accuracy of the Global Positioning System (GPS) offers increased efficiencies and safety for vehicles using highways, streets, and mass transit systems. Many of the problems associated with the routing and dispatch of commercial vehicles is significa..
GPS Tracking Applications for the Marine Industry
The Global Positioning System (GPS) has changed the way the world operates. This is especially true for marine operations, including search and rescue. GPS provides the fastest and most accurate method for mariners to navigate, measure speed, and determine location. This enables increased levels of safety and efficiency for mariners worldwide.It is important in marine navigation for the ship's officer to know the vessel's position while in open sea and also in congested harbors and waterways. While at sea, accurate position, speed, and heading are needed to ensure the vessel reache..
GPS Tracking for Agriculture
The development and implementation of precision agriculture or site-specific farming has been made possible by combining the Global Positioning System (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS). These technologies enable the coupling of real-time data collection with accurate position information, leading to the efficient manipulation and analysis of large amounts of geospatial data. GPS-based applications in precision farming are being used for farm planning, field mapping, soil sampling, tractor guidance, crop scouting, variable rate applications, and yield mapping. GPS allows farmers to..
Solar Storm Leaves GPS Service Intact
The solar storm that occurred in early March 2012 disrupted satellite communications and forced airlines to reroute some flights. But so far, no major GPS problems have been reported as a result of the event. The U.S. network of Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS), which monitors GPS daily from over 1,800 locations, observed only slight changes to GPS reception in some parts of Alaska on March 7 and 9. Learn more about CORS... Solar activity can distort the GPS signals as they pass through the Earth's ionosphere, causing accuracy errors. In addition, intense radio bursts from ..
GPS Darts to Catch Evaders in Car Chases By Lance WinslowPolice high-speed chases often end in disaster when the suspect crashes into another car, runs over a pedestrian or hits a tree and kills themselves. Likewise, often very expensive police cars paid for by the taxpayer are destroyed during car chases and innocent lives are put into danger for no real reason. Some of this can be prevented; say GPS research scientists. How so you ask?Well, some top universities that specialize in GPS systems have created GPS darts, which can be shot out of a gun and they will stick into the suspect..
GPS Golf Balls Are Almost Here By Lance WinslowAs GPS technology gets better and better and smaller and smaller it will be able to be used for many things? For instance at the World Series a baseball hit into the third level will be able to be recorded by GPS as to exactly how far it was hit and it's trajectory to formulate where it would have actually landed had the stadium been flat. Thus we will be able to tell who was the greatest homerun power house of all times, perhaps even who is on steroids based on their body mass, speed of pitch, GPS data and 'haptics' (body movemen..
You are going on holidays and you want to avoid getting lost like last time. You go to put the address of your holiday destination in to your Satellite Navigation system but it cannot find the address.This problem can occur if you have an old Sat Nav and you have not been getting Map updates. This is not uncommon as updates can be quite expensive.If you have ever had problems finding an address in your Sat Nav then there is another option that you can use.Google maps are regularly updated so by putting the address that you are trying to find in to Google maps you will be given the ..
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RFID Implants with GPS, Digital Angel Product Review and Future Trends By Lance WinslowThe Digital Angel Corporation has been exploring implants of RFID Tags with GPS tracking capability. These subdermal microchip RFID Tag implants will be put into the skin of pets, CIA assets and even children. Some have talked about "Sexual Predator" and Child Molester use to protect people from repeat offenders.Of course it has obvious uses in the military for "Blue Force Tracking" as it serves a niche in the Future Fighting Force Roadmap, as the modern battlespace becomes more ..