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GPS software boost lets smartphones pinpoint location to within 10 cm

GPS software boost lets smartphones pinpoint location to within 10 cm
GPS software boost lets smartphones pinpoint location to within 10 cmGPS software boost lets smartphones pinpoint location to within 10 cm

The software that allows smartphones to locate themselves is generally accurate only to within a few metres, but UK start-up Naurt claims its software can locate a device to within 20 centimetres

Technology 4 January 2022

Satellite navigation software allows smartphones to determine their location

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It is possible to improve the accuracy of satellite navigation software so it pinpoints a location on Earth to within tens of centimetres without the need for new hardware, says a UK-based start-up.

Software that handles signals from global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) – such as the US government’s GPS or the EU’s Galileo – is ubiquitous in smartphones and other devices. But it only determines location to within a few metres.

“We have created the world’s first platform that is able …