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  • Transport dept. may roll out GPS-fitted vehicles

    Transport dept. may roll out GPS-fitted vehicles

    The system is to be installed in the government buses first, in the next six months or so. The system will later be expanded to the private buses and the goods carrying vehicles.

    August 12, 2021
  • Countering Drones

    Countering Drones

    Can we afford the various layers of counter-drone systems which will be most effective? Before you start using these systems, you need to determine areas that need high priority anti-drone systems. Drone technology will keep maturing. By the time you get a counter to one system, drone technology will have moved to the next level.

    July 3, 2021
  • Physical toll booths to be removed across India, toll collection via GPS within 1 year: Nitin Gadkari

    Physical toll booths to be removed across India, toll collection via GPS within 1 year: Nitin Gadkari

    He also said that 93 per cent of the vehicles pay toll using FASTag but the remaining 7 per cent have still not taken it despite paying a double toll.

    March 18, 2021
  • Facebook buys start-up that uses AI vision to find location

    Facebook buys start-up that uses AI vision to find location

    Full terms of the deal remain as yet unknown, although a Companies House update reveals that Facebook Inc now has majority control of the company (more than 75 per cent).

    February 9, 2020
  • Himachal flouting norms for installation of GPS in vehicles: Council

    Himachal flouting norms for installation of GPS in vehicles: Council

    Talking to media, he said Centre government had issued directions to implement GPS or VLT devices after the tragic gang rape of a young woman in Delhi in 2012 and had directed that all buses should be fitted with tamper-proof GPS systems with a panic button.

    January 1, 2020
  • Remote-based app exposed thousands of vehicles to hackers

    Remote-based app exposed thousands of vehicles to hackers

    MyCar's devices and apps connect to radio-based remote start devices like Fortin, CodeAlarm and Flashlogic using GPS and a cellular connection to extend their range using an Internet connection.

    August 11, 2019
  • Are Indian smart cities really smart?

    Are Indian smart cities really smart?

    We have just successfully repackaged citizens' essential needs into a new project called “smart cities”

    May 14, 2019
  • Himachal: Expert seeks GPS-enabled fare meters for taxis

    Himachal: Expert seeks GPS-enabled fare meters for taxis

    Addressing media persons, road safety and sustainable transport expert Kamal Soi expressed concern over implementation of Rule 109 of HP Motor Vehicles Act (HPMVR), pertaining to taxi meters. 

    September 20, 2018
  • South Dinajpur gets 17 ‘modern’ ambulances

    South Dinajpur gets 17 ‘modern’ ambulances

    The South Dinajpur district health department, in association with the district administration, on Wednesday launched 17 well-equipped digital ambulances with global positioning system (GPS) facility. The idea is to extend better paramedic services to the ill and immediate medical treatment to pregnant women who sometimes experience problems while reaching their nearest hospitals, officials said. Member...

    March 8, 2018
  • Indian Railways to install GPS on 2,700 electric train engines in partnership with ISRO

    Indian Railways to install GPS on 2,700 electric train engines in partnership with ISRO

    In a bid to provide real time train information, the government plans to install GPS devices on over 2,700 electric locomotives by December 2018, Parliament was told on Wednesday. “Railway Ministry in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is implementing Real-Time Train Information System (RTIS) which involves tracking of train by placing GPS/GAGAN (GPS...

    January 4, 2018
  • Railways to use GPS-enabled fog safety devices

    Railways to use GPS-enabled fog safety devices

    In a bid to ensure the timely running of trains during winter, the Railways has planned to use GPS-enabled fog safety devices in the trains to alert the loco pilot about approaching signals. A railway official told IANS that plans were afoot to use the GPS-based devices in trains that would provide advance warning. The...

    November 13, 2017
  • India’s jinxed GPS

    India’s jinxed GPS

    The failure of the PSLV C39 mission launched on 31 August by the Indian Space Research Organisation from Sriharikota to place Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System’s 1H satellite in geosynchronous orbit is a major setback for the country’s own navigation system modeled after the Global Positioning System (GPS) of the USA. IRNSS comprises a constellation...

    September 5, 2017
  • Japan puts third GPS satellite into orbit

    Japan puts third GPS satellite into orbit

    Japan on Saturday launched a rocket and put the third of its new quasi-zenith satellites into orbit to help improve the precision of the global positioning system. The launch from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Kagoshima prefecture came a week later than originally scheduled due to a technical problem in the rocket, Xinhua news agency...

    August 19, 2017
  • Twitter can help in forecasting crime

    Twitter can help in forecasting crime

    Microblogging site Twitter, which is open and accessible to anyone, can be used to help predict people engaged in criminal activity, a study has found. Although "people don't share with the world that they intend to or have just committed a crime…(but) they do share are things like social events or outings that could lead...

    August 3, 2017
  • DoT insists on GPS in feature phones, may raise prices by 50 pc

    DoT insists on GPS in feature phones, may raise prices by 50 pc

    Citing consumer safety, especially of women, DoT has rejected handset makers' demand for using alternative technology instead of GPS in low cost mobiles, while the industry warned that the decision will push up prices of such feature phones by over 50 per cent. The government has made it mandatory to install Global Positioning System (GPS)...

    July 10, 2017
  • New mobile app that tracks hydration level developed

    New mobile app that tracks hydration level developed

    A new mobile app which accurately calculates hydration levels has been developed to help athletes and non-professionals improve their performance during competitions and strenuous activities. Developed with simple data input selection for accurate results, the user-friendly app features a GPS which allows the outside temperature to be factored into the final results. The app helps...

    June 11, 2017
  • New GPS neuron in human brain found

    New GPS neuron in human brain found

    Scientists have identified a new 'GPS' neuron, a discovery that may open up new treatment strategies for people with impaired sense of navigation such as Alzheimer's patients. "This seems to be a new type of neuron, which we have informally dubbed the 'neighbourhood cell'. This neuron seems to enable the brain to specifically differentiate between...

    May 30, 2017