FCC opens door for better GPS on US devices

first_imgHome FCC opens door for better GPS on US devices Related Tags Devices in the US will soon be able to tap into a European satellite system to boost domestic GPS signals under a new order approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).The decision allows consumer and industry devices, including smartphones, to access two signals from the European Union’s Global Navigation Satellite System, known as Galileo. By combining information from that system with data from the US Global Position System, the FCC said devices will be able to provide better reliability, accuracy and range for navigation and timing services.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement the decision would impact “many areas of our economy, including automotive, aviation, rail, maritime and agricultural industries, and produce safety benefits by reducing the risks of accidents and disaster, aid in emergency response, and synchronising power grid and critical infrastructure”.A number of popular consumer devices already come with support for Galileo, including Apple’s iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, Xs, Xr and Watch Series 3 and 4; Google’s Pixel 2 and 3; and Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S9 and Note 9.It is unclear, however, whether manufacturers will have to push out a software update to enable access for users in the US. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Diana Goovaerts Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Federal Communications Commission (FCC)GNSSGPS US coalition calls for FCC spectrum shake-up Web companies renew US net neutrality campaign FCC moves on China Unicom block Previous ArticleApple hunts for chip engineers on Qualcomm turfNext ArticleAlipayHK to launch m-payment at HK train stations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 NOV 2018 last_img read more

Mechanicsville Cityside Offers Homeownership At A Lower Cost

first_img ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party 14:31 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List The term “affordable” can take on different meanings depending on whom you ask. Also, quality and affordability are not always one in the same. That’s something Mechanicsville Cityside is trying to change. It’s an entire neighborhood in Southwest Atlanta designed to provide low-income families with the chance to own their own home.In this installment of “Closer Look’s” affordable housing series, co-host Jim Burress visits the neighborhood to learn how public-private partnerships and tax credits, make this possible.Like us on Facebook For Whom The Bell Rings Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Sharelast_img read more