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China’s weapons and Internet giants join forces to compete with American GPS

The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site: According to a report on Chinese news site mil.huanqiu.com, China’s state-owned weapons giant the China North Industries Group Corporation (North Industries) and private Internet giant Alibaba Group have set up a joint venture to market and apply the services of … Continue reading

80% new technology in China’s new Beidou navigation system satellites; system to be fully operational by 2020

The following is based on a translation from a report in Chinese media: China Space News published a report yesterday on China’s progress in its final third stage to complete its Beidou satellite navigation system, which when it goes into full operation by 2020, will provide a GPS service covering the entire planet Earth. The … Continue reading

Thailand to use China’s GPS system

Thailand has become the first overseas client of BeiDou, China’s home-made satellite navigation network designed to challenge the dominance of the American GPS array. According to the South China Morning Post, China National Radio said a 2 billion yuan (9.5 billion baht) agreement to promote the use of BeiDou in Thailand’s public sector was signed in … Continue reading

China’s Beidou GPS system is as accurate as US GPS system

At  the 2012 Forum of Astronautic Technology and Strategic Emerging Industries in Dalian City, Yang Qiangwen, Chief Engineer of China’s Beidou Satellite Navigation System, said that the system was as accurate as US GPS System. Its horizontal error is less than 10 meters while that high up in sky is less than 15 meters. In … Continue reading

Garmin Nuvi 880 Voice-Controlled GPS Lightning

Garmin’s flagship Nuvis, the 880 responds to commands from your voice, triggered by a little remote control you attach to your steering wheel. The popular opinion is that it’s the best all-around GPS on the market, but there are too many halfway decent Garmin models for less than half the price. The 880 isn’t the … Continue reading

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