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Global Positioning System

Researchers to roll out cellular signals-based navigation for driverless cars soon

In a significant addition to the field of science, a team of US researchers will soon roll out cellular signals-based navigation for driverless cars.

Oct 14, 2016, 18:08 PM IST

Every Nepal-India boundary pillar to have GPS observation

Nepal and India have agreed to install global positioning system (GPS) in every boundary pillar between the two neighbouring countries.

Aug 30, 2015, 19:48 PM IST

Here's why the Greenwich prime meridian `changed

The Greenwich prime meridian has changed and the scientists now explain it was expected all thanks to advanced technology.

Aug 12, 2015, 14:39 PM IST

New dating apps for dogs developed

A new Tinder-style dating app for dogs called Tindog has been developed to help users find their dogs the match, as well as form friendships and love connections with other owners, International Business Times reported.

Jul 05, 2015, 14:16 PM IST

Odisha govt to install CCTV, GPS in all state buses

Alarmed at the spurt in crimes against women, the Odisha government has decided to equip the state buses with CCTV cameras and Global Positioning System.

Apr 29, 2015, 18:16 PM IST

Smartphones could help detect earthquakes early

Sensors in smartphones and other similar devices could be used to detect early ground movement to warn people about a potential earthquake, according to a new study.

Apr 12, 2015, 16:06 PM IST

Soon, smartphones to act as warning aids for 'earthquakes'

Smartphones could very soon play an important role in saving millions of lives, as scientists are currently testing it as early warning systems for large earthquakes.

Apr 11, 2015, 13:09 PM IST

Auto unions ask govt not to impose GPS, says "won't stop rape"

 Several auto and taxi unions on Wednesday protested Delhi government's decision to make Global Positioning System (GPS) installation in their vehicles mandatory, saying the device won't serve its intended purpose of stopping "sexual harassment" in the capital.

Mar 18, 2015, 19:47 PM IST

Punjab govt to implement integrated mgt system in bus depots

Punjab Government on Monday said it would implement Integrated Management System in all the depots of state-owned roadways buses.

Feb 02, 2015, 15:50 PM IST

ISRO gears up to launch IRNSS 1D

 After completing an eventful year, ISRO is gearing up for some satellite launches this year, with the IRNSS 1D being the first, which would put in place India's own navigation system on par with the Global Positioning System of the US.

Jan 06, 2015, 18:20 PM IST

MP transport vehicles to have 'safety button' for women: CM

In a bid to provide instant help to women commuters in distress, a Global Positioning System (GPS) will be installed in state public transport vehicles along with a 'safety button' linked to police control room, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said.

Dec 14, 2014, 16:49 PM IST

NW Railway gears up for fog season

Preparing itself for the fog season this winter, the North Western Railways has put in place a host of measures like installing anti-fog devices in trains, LED-based signboards, and global positioning system-based signals to ensure safe and secure train operations.

Nov 21, 2014, 00:58 AM IST

GPS to be installed in apple-carrying vehicles: HP govt

The Himachal Pradesh government will install Global Positioning System in all apple-carrying vehicles to monitor their movements and check theft cases, a minister said.

Aug 03, 2014, 00:48 AM IST

GPS to be used to track trucks carrying PDS foodgrains

Delhi government will track the trucks carrying foodgrains with the help of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices to curb the menace of diversion of rations meant for lakhs of families which are below the poverty line.

Jun 09, 2014, 22:54 PM IST

New system tells how far your email has travelled

A new system that uses GPS technology to calculate the number of miles an email has travelled before reaching an inbox has been developed.

Feb 18, 2014, 14:18 PM IST

Volcanoes shift before they erupt

As they prepare to erupt, volcanoes shift their base, says an interesting study that paves the way for volcanologists to forecast future eruptions.

Jan 13, 2014, 19:19 PM IST

Dark matter surrounding Earth a possibility

This could very well end the suspense over the hypothetical presence of a halo, or ring, surrounding our Earth.

Jan 05, 2014, 13:09 PM IST

China`s sat-nav system to have civilian uses

China`s Beidou satellite-navigation system, which has proven its use in defence and national safety plans, may be used for civilian purposes like typhoon monitoring, traffic management and agriculture.

Mar 10, 2013, 18:22 PM IST

China`s BeiDou navigation system to get full global coverage by 2020

In a stiff challenge to America`s Global Positioning System, China on Sunday said that its home-grown navigation system `BeiDou` will be achieving full-scale global coverage by around 2020.

Mar 03, 2013, 18:30 PM IST

GPS navigation devices to be 90% more accurate

The new sat-nav combines a conventional global positioning system (GPS) signal with those of other sensors - accelerometers and gyroscopes - to pinpoint a car’s location to within 2m.

Feb 15, 2013, 08:48 AM IST