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GPS: Researchers develop approach to improve precision

Improving precision for GPS in cities

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a new system which improves the ability of a GPS to determine a vehicle's position as compared to that of conventional GPS devices by up to 90 percent, and which can be installed in any vehicle at a very low cost.

The prototype incorporates a conventional GPS signal with those of other sensors (accelerometers and gyroscopes) in order to reduce the margin of error in establishing a location.

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Thu, 14/02/2013 - 07:08

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Thu, 02/14/2013

UN launches new initiative for urban risk management

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) launched a new initiative to support cities around the world to manage risk following the worst year on record for economic losses from disasters. It also announced today that over 1,000 cities have now joined its "Making Cities Resilient" Campaign.

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Thu, 19/04/2012 - 08:53
Thu, 04/19/2012
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