Monday, May 5, 2008

NBC Report on GPS and Accuracy of Spatial Data

NBC Nightly News did a report this Sunday (May 4, 2008) on GPS devices in cars. The reports focus was on the flaws in the system, specifically the accuracy of the data. It mentioned in passing a few examples of how errors in the system resulted in accidents - including an accident involving a bus of which I was not aware. I encourage you to visit the program's website if you have not seen the report as it shows what the general public knows - and does't know - about the technology.

1 comment:

Justin Bronn said...

The segment, entitled GPS Leading Drivers Astray, is also available online from MSNBC.

I, for one, was surprised to see some actual journalism from NBC as Brian Williams has some severe credibility issues following the exposure of his role in the Pentagon's domestic propaganda program (which he has yet to respond to).