TechBits: GPS 3 (3.6.13)

GPS is a significant part of many people's lives- used in everything form their cars to their phones to their cameras. {}The huge worldwide system has a few flaws that are getting fixed.

Testing will begin soon on a group of GPS 3 satellites. {}The new system will improve accuracy from about ten feet to about three feet. {}It will also strengthen the power of GPS signals. {}That will help people pick up the signal in tree cover, or even indoors.

If the testing goes well, the new GPS 3 features could go online in 2014. {}Current GPS devices will not be able to use the new features.