hhawk writes "Hey Buddy, can you spare 100 Mpbs hook up?
The US is lagging behind other countries in making high speed networking available to residential customers. You might think that market forces would be enough but the FCC has weighted in...
"Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communication Commission, has outlined his vision for broadband in America: 100 Mbps connections to 100 million homes. As part of an update on the National Broadband Plan due to Congress in mid-March, Genachowski sketched out a plan that would keep the U.S. competitive with other nations and enable 90 percent of the population to have and use broadband, up from about 65 percent today...""Link to Original Source
hhawk writes "How do you know "which navigation system performs best” in a realistic testing scenario?"
Testing Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) e.g, the Sat Nav GPS system in your car isn't so easy since you have to both test the system and it's ability to handle real time traffic. When you are done testing several systems you need to compare them...
"This article addresses how best to quantify “which navigation system performs best” in a realistic testing scenario. The methodology focuses on land vehicles navigating in urban environments, but applies equally well to pedestrian navigation and can be adapted for testing assisted-GNSS implementations. During a drive test, the truth-reference system and RF recording system log samples to disk, with no need for the receivers under test to be included during the actual drive.""Link to Original Source
hhawk writes "ISO 17267:2009 API will help facilitate the interoperability between navigation systems and map databases...
Why get stuck with built in route found in most automotive GPS systems. It would be nice is to work out a route on the web or on your web phone and then transfer that to your car GPS system. If you are planning to go cross country or just cross county why can't you go to Google Maps or MapQuest and figure a complex route. Then use Bluetooth or thumb drive move it over to your car GPS...
There is now an ISO standard that might help some day...
ISO 17267:2009, "Intelligent transport systems – Navigation systems – Application programming interface (API) will help facilitate the interoperability between navigation systems and map databases by providing an interface that will make information accessible and retrievable as well as assist developers of navigation systems."
Imagine being able to pick in advance the roads you want to use and avoid, finding the best path to all your roadside attractions and then having the power of a Sat/NAV GPS to route around bad traffic, etc. should the need arise."Link to Original Source