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Articles tagged “gps”

Airlines

FAA to Require Foreign Airlines to Use GPS When Landing in San Francisco

The recent Asiana crash highlighted concern that foreign pilots use automated systems too heavily when flying. The new GPS requirement will ensure that pilots unaccustomed to manual flying aren't stuck relying on visual cues.

FAA to Require Foreign Airlines to Use GPS When Landing in San Francisco

Online Travel

Hertz turns to hackers to innovate mobile customer service

Hackathons beat sitting around and brainstorming, and Hertz is smart to tap the wisdom of the coders as mobile becomes even more important in the car-rental industry.

Hertz turns to hackers to innovate mobile customer service

Online Travel

Portable GPS units enlist social media to compete with smartphone navigation

Will drivers want to purchase portable GPS units when they already have navigation apps on their smartphones? Doubt it.

Portable GPS units enlist social media to compete with smartphone navigation

Online Travel

Five drivers in Maine who trust a GPS more than their eyes

The police of Lebanon, Maine have had to rescue five motorists from an unmaintained road over the past few years in a shocking example of our reliance on technology for travel.

Airlines

Smithsonian’s new exhibit explores three centuries of travel navigation innovations

Looking back on how much travel has changed in just 100 years is a humble reminder of how temporary the current state of our industry is and how much room for innovation still remains.

Smithsonian’s new exhibit explores three centuries of travel navigation innovations

Airlines

Will Apple’s new indoor location services acquisition lead to better maps?

The speculation is that Apple would be able to give you walking directions to the duty free shop or baggage lost and found inside the airport. The technology could be a not-too-distant nextGen GPS.

Media and PR

Beyond Foursquare: The future of geolocation apps and websites

Beyond Foursquare: The future of geolocation apps and websites

Airlines

FAA turns its aviation oversight to unmanned drones in U.S. airspace

Travelers already sweat the safety issues inherent in congested airspace, and the planned introduction of unmanned aircraft, some of which are prone to jamming of their GPS, will only heighten concerns.

FAA turns its aviation oversight to unmanned drones in U.S. airspace

Online Travel

Cyclists track riding habits with GPS app to improve city infrastructure

The CycleTracks app aims to improve cycling conditions on commonly ridden routes throughout the city to improve bikers’ trips and encourage drivers to trade fuel for pedals.

Cyclists track riding habits with GPS app to improve city infrastructure

Online Travel

Startup Social Bicycles partners with AT&T to offer bikes riders can leave anywhere

It’s clever to create a virtual network of bikes that don’t need to be docked in one place; however, the built-in GPS requires users to have a smartphone, which eliminates half its potential customers.

Startup Social Bicycles partners with AT&T to offer bikes riders can leave anywhere