"Indoor GPS" May Soon be a Reality for Many Smartphone Owners
As more consumers around the world upgrade to smartphones, the adoption of indoor positioning systems will soon provide users granular navigation data more effectively than GPS.
As announced by Broadcom recently, the company has released a new chip designed for smartphones that may advance the adoption of indoor positioning technology more rapidly. The new chip can use data that's being recorded by a smartphone's accelerometer, gyroscope, compass or altimeter and incorporate that information into indoor positioning applications. Assuming the smartphone registers a starting point through GPS, the chip would be able to record