Zephr plans to create a networked GPS using cell phones | Makemetechie.com Summary
- Zephr has emerged from stealth with radical plans to dramatically improve GPS using cell phones with zero hardware modifications.
- The startup works by directing a group of phones in a given area to ping their GPS measurements to satellites which then uses a software server to calculate an error correction similar to the one generated by receiver base stations.
- That correction is sent back to the phones and is used to improve the device s GPS.
- The company says it doesn t even need very many phones to improve GPS accuracy on each mobile device just mobiles within kilometers of each other.
Zephr has emerged from stealth with radical plans to dramatically improve GPS using cell phones with zero hardware modifications.Mobile devices have abysmal GPS accuracy, which prevents location ap [+4778 chars]