Jim Goodrick (11 June 2011)
"Smartphone and GPS on collison course"
John and Doves,
The following article is from
the Washington Post. Now it looks like there are two reasons why our
technology may fail us ... over abundance of tech gadgets, and also overwhelming
I'm also including a link to iZettle .. Sweden's version
of the iPhone.
wireless Internet plan concerns officials pushing GPS for aviation
Halsey III, Published: June 4,2011
" Two of 21st-century America’s
favorite gadgets — the smartphone and the GPS device — are on a collision
course, according to a report delivered Friday to the Federal Aviation
"LightSquared’s proposal for a network of 40,000
ground transmitters working with a seven-story orbiting satellite will
dramatically increase the system’s reach and versatility, but the transmitters
will overpower the GPS transmissions, according to a report by the Radio
Technical Commission for Aeronautics.
“The impact of a LightSquared . . .
deployment is expected to be complete loss of GPS receiver function,” the RTCA
concluded in its executive summary."
iZettle iPhone from Sweden