Welcome to the EGPS Forum
CSR and Motorola announce intention to form EGPS Forum to advance and improve location technologies
New group to encourage mobile industry leaders to work together to accelerate development of EGPS solutions
Cambridge, UK and Libertyville, Ill., USA – 28 January, 2008 - CSR and Motorola today announced that they intend to create an open industry forum to evaluate and foster enhanced Global Positioning System (EGPS) technologies. When used on a mobile device, EGPS technologies augment GPS to provide timely and accurate position information in demanding environments. The EGPS Forum is expected to advocate improvement to location technologies in mobile devices and is committed to meeting consumer and regulatory needs for precise and consistent levels of location information.
Current commercialised location technologies meet the basic needs of consumers and minimum regulatory requirements for widespread use in mobile phones – however, high value commercial services require location technologies that provide prompt, consistent and reliable position information, even indoors, within the limited power budget of a portable device. Emergency services also require accurate indoor positioning. The intended goal of the EGPS Forum will be to ensure that technologies which enhance GPS are put in place to meet these advanced requirements...