China’s answer to Gps extends service beyond Asia Pacific

Pechino con “Made in China 2025” punta a conseguire la supremazia globale nel campo dell’alta tecnologia. E con un anno di anticipo ha appena posizionato il satellite Beidou, alternativa al Gps Usa e all’europeo Galileo, coprendo anche parti di Europa e Africa.bloomberg.com

China’s alternative to the American-owned GPS extended its coverage beyond the Asia-Pacific region with a goal of becoming a dominating technology in the future, spurring gains in shares of related companies.

Called Beidou, the service works like GPS, using a series of satellites to provide users precision positioning with an error of about 10m. Most smartphone chips sold globally will be compatible with Beidou, the first navigation system to have built-in telecommunications features such as text messaging.

“From today, wherever you go Beidou will be with you, anywhere, anytime,” said Beidou spokesman Ran Chengqi at an event in Beijing on Thursday (Dec 27).

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Fonte: Sbilanciamoci.info – http://sbilanciamoci.info/chinas-answer-to-gps-extends-service-beyond-asia-pacific/

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