How much can you cram on one chip? A lot.
When GPS systems were installed in some helicopters during the Vietnam war the co-pilot was removed totally and that space filled with the GPS equipment. Now they get it all into a single chip.
G.M.I. Technology is shipping products with GPS functions built into integrated circuits with Linux-based software and navigation system provided by China’s GPS map provider, Ritu Information Systems.
In the end we can take it that no mobile phone will be sold without a GPS function.
Not from consideration for the user as a navigational aid. (Although that will be true.) It will mainly be a fruitful source of advertising. You are HERE, yes, but did you know there was a McDonald’s over there, and a pub around the next corner and a cinema on the other side of the street?
The possiblilites are endless.
Source: RTT News
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