EE Times is reporting that the US is raising the GPS bar with a next-generation system that will have dedicated civilian channels. The new GPS vision will be presented this Wednesday, January 25th.
The Commerce Department said Deputy Secretary David Sampson will unveil the new system at a next-generation GPS forum hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The upgraded system will include a second civilian GPS channel "enabling significant improvements in accuracy and reliability," the department said in a statement.
Executives from General Motors, IBM, Lucent Technologies and Trimble Navigation are also scheduled to appear at the GPS forum. Also attending will be members of the U.S. GPS Industry Council along with state officials and university researchers.
As I have said before, it's not a matter of if but rather a matter of when- and how does the global arms war of GPS technology make the economic model look?
Just this month:
- GLONASS complete by 2009?
- Galileo versus NAVSTAR Redux
- And yet more navigational satellites announce...
- Galileo Hype?
- Hopping to Kazakhstan...
- Galileo / GIOVE A
- Russian Christmas (GLONASS)
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