Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Get the maps out

Those of you, like me, who have a TomTom will be pleased to hear that satnav systems could become useless by next year.

Experts have warned that the Global Positioning System, which sat navs rely on, could collapse due to a lack of investment in new satellites. The first replacement satellite had been due to be launched into space in 2007 but will not now be ready until November.

It is unclear whether the satellites currently in orbit will be able to keep the system running until replacements arrive.

Of course it isn’t just motorists that rely upon GPS systems, this could affect all sorts of applications of the technology. All we need now is to find out that the Internet is due to collapse because of lack of investment and we will be buggered.

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