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Your next smartphone may have NavIC GPS technology made by ISRO: All details

ISRO considers NavIC to be more accurate than GPS with position accuracy of 5 metre. Also, NavIC is powered by dual frequency (S and L bands) while GPS is dependent only on L band making it more accurate than GPS

EPN Desk22 January 2020 05:10

NavIC GPS technology by ISRO in smartphones

ISRO’s NavIC is only meant for India and is claimed to be more accurate than GPS

Smartphone ISRO

ISRO considers NavIC to be more accurate than GPS with position accuracy of 5 metre. Also, NavIC is powered by dual frequency (S and L bands) while GPS is dependent only on L band making it more accurate than GPS

 

 

 

 

 

Your next smartphone may have this tech made by ISRO: All details

Smartphone ISRO

India now has its own satellite navigation or GPS alternative in place dubbed as Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) developed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). GPS is American, Russia has GLONASS, the European Union uses Galileo, China has BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) and now India is ready to have its own NavIC tech in smartphones with the launch of three new 4G-enabled mobile processors from Qualcomm. These processors will power affordable Android phones in the country. Here are all the details …

 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, 662 and 460 mobile chipsets launched with NavIC support
 

Snapdragon chipsets with NavIC support

The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, 662 and 460 mobile chipsets are 4G-enabled and will support NavIC built by ISRO.

Realme and Xiaomi will be the first to launch smartphones with new Snapdragon processor with NavIC support

Realme and Xiaomi smartphones with new Snapdragon processor and NavIC support

Chinese smartphone brands Xiaomi and Realme have confirmed that they will be launching smartphones running on Snapdragon 720G chipset (with NavIC) soon in India

For powering NavIC, there are 8 Indian Regional Navigation Satellites (IRNS)

Indian Regional Navigation Satellites (IRNS) powering NavIC navigation system

NavIC on Qualcomm chips will provide predictive location and will tell you exactly whether to turn left or right

NavIC on Qualcomm chips

When you come out of a building, NavIC on Qualcomm chips has the capability to offer exact direction and can tell you whether to turn right or left when you step out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NavIC is designed to work in Indian conditions

Navigation system for Indian conditions

Isro’s NavIC tech is designed to work keeping in mind Indian conditions like congested localities, building with thick walls and regions where connectivity is patchy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

While driving, NavIC can also offer visual turn-by-turn voice navigation

NavIC: Visual turn-by-turn voice navigation

Indian Air Force to also integrate NavIC in its fighter aircrafts for improved navigation

Indian Air Force integrating NavIC for fighter aircraft navigation

At least 30 Indian companies are making NavIC trackers for cars

Indian companies producing NavIC car trackers
At least 30 Indian companies are making NavIC trackers for vehicles after Isro procured multichip module (MCM) developed by Taiwanese SkyTraQ. Commercial vehicles registered after April 1, 2019 are needed to have NavIC trackers.
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