IoT in Geolocation: Future trends and awareness

CHARLES RICHARD | May 13, 2019

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In the big world of IoT, location tracking becomes the next frontier! Location tracking for humans is already becoming an integral part of our lives, especially for navigation. Traditional technologies are not only expensive but they have their technical boundaries which prevent successful scaling. For the IoT geolocation to become a reality, you must be accurate extremely and significantly low cost. Geolocation services have been around for a long time and used to provide the real-world location of objects like speed radars, mobile phones, and internet-connected computers. In old times, services were widely based on supporting GPS (Geographic Positioning System) which lacks indoor coverage and power efficiency which has given rise to many location technologies that use RFID, UWB (Ultra-Wide Band), Bluetooth and LoRa to provide indoor GPS-free geolocation.

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