Global Positioning System (GPS) News

Driver’s Response to GPS Turns Car On End

Police in Vermont say a car ended up almost vertical when the driver swerved quickly in response to her GPS ordering her to “turn around.” The car was suspended almost vertically on guy wires attached to a utility pole in …

Real-Time Tracking to Be Required for Aircraft, After MH370 Disappearance

The U.N.’s aviation agency on Monday announced new requirements for the real-time tracking of civilian aircraft in distress, following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 two years ago. The International Civil Aviation Organization’s governing council approved proposals for planes …

Malaysian Plane Tragedy Increases Pressure for Plane Tracking after MH370

Four weeks into the hunt for MH370, pressure is building for better ways of tracking aircraft as regulators wrestle with the Malaysian jet’s disappearance armed with only minimal information on the fate of its 227 passengers. As search efforts intensified …

Arctic Ship Route May be Safer with Anglo-Russian Radio Waves

The perils of the new Arctic shipping route, warmed by climate change, may diminish with a British-Russian radio navigation initiative, under development to shore up vulnerable satellite-based alternatives. The British system, being trialed in the hectic shipping lanes past Dover …