Positioning systems will become an essential tool for the carrying out of many different tasks in the future. Whether the problem consists of a tree falling on a power line or a car standing in the road with a motor failure, aid services will find a route straight to the right location by using this system.
It has previously been difficult for a person in need of aid to convey exact information about his location in an unfamiliar area. In future, the person can find his exact location with the aid of a GPS (Global Positioning System) satellite-positioning programme using his mobile phone. As soon as the location has been established, the information can be sent to another mobile phone or a portable computer, for example.
Three Finnish companies, Arbonaut Oy, Benefon Plc. and Genimap Oy participated in the EMANAS project within the framework of Tekes` TLX technology programme. The companies collaborated in developing a mobile positioning system suitable for a variety of purposes.
Pia Mörk | alphagalileo
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