GPS rival Navsop navigates by Wi-Fi, TV signals

Defense firm BAE Systems reckons the technology will be the size of a coin -- but it isn't quite ready to fit in your phone just yet.

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GPS could drop off the map as British boffins work on a new location technology that navigates by signals from mobile phones and Wi-Fi. Defense firm BAE Systems is testing Navsop, a navigation system that goes where others can't.

Navsop figures out where it is from a GPS signal, then learns about different signals including medium-wave radio frequencies, mobile phones, televisions, and Wi-Fi to find its way around.

Read more of " Navigate by Wi-Fi and TV signals with GPS rival Navsop " at Crave UK.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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