486 Can you imagine a GPS naviganator that offers its indications with such precision that it detects by which lane…
Can you imagine a GPS naviganator that offers its indications with such precision that it detects by which lane you move? That is one of the promises of Live Roads , a Android application that promises to offer a precision in its geolocation far superior to that offered by apps like Google Maps , Waze or similar. We tell you all the details below.
The GPS navigator is one of those technological wonders that has managed to simplify the life of millions of people in such habitual tasks as trips and trips to geographical points that, due to ignorance, we would not know first the precise indications to reach the destination. Paper maps are a thing of the past. Now a mobile screen guides us with great detail what route to follow.
However, as the company behind the development of Live Roads points out, the world today needs a change that improves the tools available. As we read in Ars Technica , which has had the opportunity to test the app of this GPS navigator, Live Roads promises to improve the accuracy with which the GPS of the smartphone positions us on a map.
The main improvement is obvious, given that, according to the data provided by the company, we are talking about Live Roads offering accuracy with only a margin of error of 1.5 meters. To give value to this data it is necessary to indicate that other similar apps such as Google Maps, Sygic, TomTom or Apple Maps, to give some examples, reach a margin of error around 4 meters.
And how will this greater precision of Live Roads in GPS navigation be noticed? It seems obvious, but some of the practical examples that have been advanced describe the way in which the application gives you the pertinent indications. And it is that the greater accuracy of the GPS will allow the app to locate in which lane the vehicle is located and, depending on the same, optimize the indications in greater detail. In this way, the user will be able to make a more accurate reading of the steps he has to take to follow the route without errors.
According to the data offered by Live Roads, this GPS navigator bases its accuracy on a series of technologies not described, among which is the integration of HD maps. They have more information, in the style of maps that include autonomous cars, although not as accurately. However, Live Roads currently offers accuracy with a margin of error of 2.5 meters, although it is expected that the technology on which it is based will be tuned at the beginning of the summer and thus be able to reach the promised calculation accuracy of 1.5 meters.
Live Roads on Google Play