GPS 3 is the future of navigation, and it’s set to roll out in 2023 0 Three times more accurate
The latest iteration, GPS III, already is in the process of being deployed
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September 15, 2019 - by Kelly Hodgkins for digitrends.com
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Since 1993, the US Air Force has made its Global Positioning System (GPS) available to the world, and ever since then that technology has found its way into many facets of our everyday lives.
It's in our cars, in our phones, and even in our watches. It's not surprising then that the United States continues to invest in the development of the technology for both civilian and military use — and that investment is beginning to pay off.
With two satellites in orbit and eight more in various stages of development, the latest iteration, GPS III, already is in the process of being deployed. Here's what you can expect when the next generation of GPS goes fully operational in 2023.
Three times more accurate
The existing GPS II system is accurate, but GPS III is going to take things to a whole new level. The next generation of GPS is expected to be 3 times more accurate than existing GPS technology. That means the 5 to 10-meter accuracy you see now with existing GPS technology will be slashed to 1 to 3 meters. The signal also will be more powerful, allowing it to overcome annoying interference that degrades the signal.
What that means to you is your smartphone or other navigation device will be able to...
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