China’s version of GPS ‘is now just as accurate’


A Long March heads into space from northwestern China. Some 20 more satellites are planned for launch as part of the country’s global positioning system. Photo: Xinhua

A Long March heads into space from northwestern China. Some 20 more satellites are planned for launch as part of the country’s global positioning system. Photo: Xinhua

SCMP says in its report today, “Developer of Beidou global positioning system says it can match performance of US rival

“China’s Beidou navigation system is now accurate within centimetres and on par with the US Global Positioning System (GPS), said a scientist who has been developing the technology.

“The system could even offer more precise positioning services than its US rival within China, but further support was needed to make GPS users switch to Beidou, navigational-systems expert Xu Ying said at a technology expo in Hong Kong on Sunday.”

Source: SCMP “China’s version of GPS ‘is now just as accurate’”, full text of which can be viewed at http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2022462/chinas-version-gps-now-just-accurate.

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