[photopress:it_checking_your_position.jpg,full,alignright]Australian company SmartTrans has developed a system to help non-Chinese speaking VIPs get around Beijing during the Olympics.
SmartTrans’ technology EventTrack works in tandem with any late model mobile phone equipped with GPS. The system, launched in Beijing yesterday by Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd, will enable the user to identify, in English, where they are in Beijing.
EventTrack provides information to a control centre to assist official transportation for Games VIPs and officials who need to move speedily between venues. A GPS map, displayed on the phone’s screen, will show the booked car approaching, along with its description, licence plate number and driver’s name. Non-VIP’s will have to sort out their own transport — but at least they will know where they are. Our illustration shows an atypical use.
Source: Computer Daily News