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Benefon, one of the GSM pioneers, was the first handset maker to marry cellular with GPS in response to the European Union’s Mobile Rescue Phone (MORE) project during the mid-1990s. The result of this ambitious effort was the launch of the Benefon Esc! phone in late 1999 and Benefon Track device in 2000.
The Esc! phone was splash-proof… Read More
Although primarily developed for military operations, this cutting-edge satellite technology was eventually allowed for civilian applications. The first interagency testing of GPS receivers was conducted in California in 1984. By July 1995, using Navstar constellation, GPS was fully operational across the country. Automotive… Read More
There is really nothing new about GPS: the technology was reinvented from the old. After satellite communications was established, scientists and engineers started to look for different ways of utilizing this fascinating space marvel. Radio navigation systems had been developed during the World War II for aircraft operations,… Read More