April 7, 2021


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GPS In the News

GPS News From Around the World

We curate the best of the best GPS news from around the world, for you. Some of this excellent material can’t be made up. The rest? You decide.



Rat steals pet cat’s GPS tracking device, leads owner on chase under his neighborhood

A pet owner thought that buying a GPS tracker for his cat would help keep track of the animal if it ever got loose. Unfortunately, a rat apparently stole the device and led the owner on a chase through the sewers.

The story writes itself.



GPS tracking will soon be an added feature of the city’s RYDE bus service

The cost of the system in 2021 is $341,243, with $260,000 being paid for by the grant and $81,243 paid for by the city.

Over the 10-year period, the system will cost $342,000 — with $192,000 paid for through a federal grant and $150,000 paid for by the city.

And to think, they could have paid $12 a month per bus and pointed data from our API to their social feeds.



Senator says GPS apps “really owe it to their customers” to implement truck route warnings

“The signs could be made bigger, but the truth is most truckers are looking down at their phones,” said Connecticut Senator Captain Obvious.



Law enforcement vehicles found to be installed with GPS trackers by traffic offenders

In a plot twist that could have come straight out of the classic animated cartoon Tom and Jerry in which Jerry ties a bell to Tom’s neck, the transportation law enforcement department in Wenzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province found that offenders had installed GPS trackers on their cars.

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