Fraunhofer Develops Indoor GPS
The wonder that is GPS is pretty much taken for granted these days but it has a basic flaw, it cannot reach satellite usage when inside. Fraunhofer Research is working on an indoor version with Smartsense navigation that combines an acceleration sensor that gauges how fast the user is walking and one to track Earth's magnetic field. Unfortunately, this new application has a ways to go as it will have to have knowledge of the building to function. Still, it's a first step that may perhaps catch the eye of smartphone manufacturers and was displayed at this week's demonstration at the Sensor+Test trade fair in Nuremberg.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 22, 2012 10:37 AM