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Beyond the Mapping Frenzy: Driverless Cars Will Depend on Highly Accurate GPS

By Paula Reinman By Ken Pesyna Co-authored by Paula Reinman The current money in the driverless car market is on mapping. Maps will play a key role in helping automated vehicles determine their exact location by comparing their sensor…
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Food for Thought: How GPS Improves Farming

By Paula Reinman This blog post is part of our GPS Files series, highlighting innovative uses for GPS. Going somewhere new? If you’re like me, the first thing you do is pop up your favorite mapping application. But did you know that…
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GPS Files: Ugly Afterlife of Technology Products Revealed by GPS Tracking

By Hatti Hamlin What happens to your iPhone, laptop, or other electronic devices when you’re done with them?  If you sent something to a recycling center, you probably think it was disposed of responsibly, right? But think again. A two-year…
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Don't Blame It On GPS!

By Hatti Hamlin How often have you heard someone complain that “GPS got us totally lost”? 2016 Marconi Fellow Brad Parkinson, widely considered the “father of GPS”, has news for you.  “GPS is not to blame! It doesn’t tell you…
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We Need to Protect and Strengthen GPS, says Brad Parkinson, 2016 Marconi Fellow

By Hatti Hamlin Stanford Professor Emeritus Brad Parkinson has spent his life developing and improving GPS—an often uphill battle, but one he’s consistently won.  Now he worries that the global utility he’s spent almost his entire…
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Where Are You, Precisely? MIT Looking At Ways To Improve Positional Accuracy

As more and more daily activities have become dependent on the positioning and navigation assistance of GPS, companies are racing to take advantage of it with new products, services, and the ability to target them to individuals in a specific…
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Practical Advice for Would-be Entrepreneurs at Young Scholar Event at MIT

Money is not a constraint to start-up growth, says Alok Tayi, the co-founder of TetraScience, an Internet-of-Things company founded to modernize research by bringing cloud software to the laboratory. He spoke last week at a symposium sponsored…