1/2" GPS accuracy

The ‘Stanford Center for Position, Navigation and Time’ is working on the next generation of GPS. Very cool stuff, one nice benefit of such high accuracy GPS systems would be in-vehicle navigation systems that allow the vehicle to drive themselves.

GPS receivers used to be bigger than a brick a decade ago and were accurate to within about 100 meters. Today a handheld $100 GPS receiver can fix a point on the ground within five or 10 meters, while more expensive military systems can zero in on the receiver within five meters or fewer…

The interdisciplinary research center wants to create a navigation system capable of locating objects within one centimeter, or less than half an inch.

From a Seattle Times article. Via All Points Blog.

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