Nebraska Guaranteeing Football Player Performance with GPS

Nebraska college football team

Thanksgiving isn’t just the time to gather around with the ones we love to enjoy a feast sure to loosen the belt buckle. It’s the time of year football lovers gather around to watch the various college bowls play out on television, rooting for their favorite team or alma mater. If this is what makes the holiday truly special, then you might be interested to know that 30 college football teams will be relying on GPS tracking devices to ensure their players remain at the top of their game the whole game through. The NFL is doing it too, usingRead More

Car Tech May Not be all It’s Cracked Up to Be

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Have you heard the term “infotainment?” Think of things like integrated GPS systems, and other technology that is integrated into modern cars. It’s getting increasingly hard not to buy a car that doesn’t have some kind of infotainment element to it, too, but a new Consumer Reports publication points to some problems with infotainment, and to some cars that are particularly troublesome because of these added features. Cars on the Consumer Reports List Things like integrated GPS systems and audio systems that are high-tech can be a lot of fun, but when these things break problems arise. Some technology isRead More

Driverless Cars: Are You Ready?

Lores

It seemed like a far-fetched concept – a car that can navigate city streets all by itself. Instead of plugging an address into your GPS tracking device to get directions, you plug in an address to be driven to your destination. Nissan says you should see an affordable driverless car by the year 2020. Google, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi are actually testing its driverless car prototypes after receiving permits to do so in California just a few days ago. These permits were only issued if the companies made sure there were controls available to the human inside the car in theRead More

Sliver Cloud Personal Tracker

Silver Cloud Personal Tracker

Our Smart Tracker Plus GPS tracking system is accurate, dependable, and affordable. We also offer this GPS tracking device without any monthly fees. The Smart Tracker Plus is idea for vehicles, trailers, havy equipment, and generators – if you are looking for a way to make sure your valuables are safe at all times, the Smart Tracker Plus is one device you should consider. Features This small device (it measures 4.25” x 3.1” x 1.5” in size) can give you quick asset updates at any time of the day or night. As for battery life, its lithium-ion rechargeable battery willRead More

The Tracking Key Pro

Tracker Key Pro

If you’re looking for a lightweight, portable GPS tracking solution, check out the Tracking Key Pro. This GPS tracking device is extremely small (approximately the same size as the two AA batteries that power it!), boasts up to 80 hours of usage before charging the battery, and provides crucial information for determining the whereabouts of your loved ones. What’s more, it is an excellent choice for businesses looking into GPS tracking systems fleet purposes. Features This little 3-inch long GPS tracking device is as rugged as it is powerful, and it can be affixed magnetically outside of a vehicle, and,Read More

A Short GPS Disruption Expected This Weekend

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This Saturday, you may look up in the sky and see something interesting, if you live away from city lights to the north, that is. There will be two solar eruptions surrounding earth around midday Saturday. The solar eruptions will impact the Earth’s magnetic field, and may cause a disruption to radio transmissions and to GPS tracking technology. While the storm is nothing to worry about, it might be worth it to head outside this weekend and look at the sky – or just know what’s happening with the Earth. The Details A smaller solar storm already struck the EarthRead More

Bicycle Safety Tips For Riding In The City

Umberto Brayj

Riding a bicycle in the city can be really dangerous. Keep yourself safe by following some basic safety tips, and consider adding a GPS tracker to your bicycle, so that you can chain your bike to any post or fence without concern. 1. Avoid riding on sidewalks. In most cities, bicycles aren’t actually allowed on sidewalks, though it can tempting to jump up on a sidewalk if the streets are really crowded and hectic. Since drivers do not expect a bicycle to fly across a crosswalk from a sidewalk, you may find yourself going head on with a turning car.Read More

GPS May Help With Immigrant Costs

Paul Townsend

According to a recent Reuter’s report, GPS tracking devices are being used to keep tabs on immigrant that file into the United States illegally. At the time of this writing, the U.S. is facing difficulties where detaining immigrants (mostly children) is concerned. Mass amounts of immigrants cross the U.S. border from a number of countries yearly, and the U.S. is running out of room to house these people. Presently, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are toying with the idea of using GPS tracking bracelets and other devices to track illegal immigrants rather than to try and house them. TheRead More

Tappan Zee Construction Uses GPS Technology for Added Safety

Tappan Zee Bridge

A few miles north of Manhattan and its famous bridges (the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, George Washington Bridge, etc.) is another historic and important New York State bridge: the Tappan Zee Bridge. Crossing the Hudson River at a spot called Tappan Zee (one of the river’s widest points), it connects Tarrytown to South Nyack. The original bridge—the longest bridge in New York State—opened in 1955. In the nearly sixty years since then, the population of the area and therefore its traffic congestion have dramatically increased. The bridge’s aging infrastructure, coupled with the fact that it carries far more trafficRead More

Russian Rocket Carrying Tracking Satellites Crashes

Less than 30 seconds after liftoff, an unmanned Russian rocket burst into flames, fell back to earth, and exploded in July 2013. Launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the rocket was carrying three satellites that were meant to work as part of a tracking system similar to the GPS system in use in the United States. The Russian space agency Roskosmos released the following statement: “An accident occurred at the launch of Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 2. The rocket crashed into the territory of the cosmodrome and exploded.” Video footage of the launch shows theRead More