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Innovative navigation systems make it easy to get directions & find others

Implications - With their prevalence in smartphones and cars, GPS systems are becoming old news; it is their contemporary counterparts that are receiving more widespread attention. These innovative takes on traditional GPS systems have a wide variety of applications -- from life-saving to friend-finding -- and are making it extremely easy to locate anyone and anything with the touch of a button, and thus changing the way consumers get directions forever.
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7 Featured, 60 Examples:
473,838 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Jul 11 — Mar 12
Trending:
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Featured Examples

Permanent Stalker Software
Permanent Stalker Software
Apple's New 'Find My Friends' is a Scary, Yet Practical GPS-Based App
Launched well ahead of schedule and ahead of the iCloud's release, Apple's new 'Find My Friends' app does precisely what its name implies: identify the exact GPS co-ordinates of your closest friends and… MORE
Snowslide-Scouring Choppers
Snowslide-Scouring Choppers
The Airborne Avalanche Rescue System Locates Burried Victims
When it comes to saving the lives of skiers and mountaineerers beneath masses of upset snow and ice, just finding the victims can be more than half the battle. The Airborne Avalanche Rescue System offers… MORE
Futuristic Navigation Apps
Futuristic Navigation Apps
The TapNav App Uses Augmented Reality and GPS to Enhance Driving
The TapNav app goes a step beyond your standard navigational tool by providing a GPS-enabled real-time feed of the road in front you. Additionally, the app uses augmented reality discs that show you exactly… MORE
Friend-Finding Apps
Friend-Finding Apps
The Navizon Indoor Triangulation System Tracks Phones, Tablets & Laptops
For those of you who have ever gone to a crowded event with a group of people, only to lose everyone by the end of the night, you will grasp just how beneficial the Navizon Indoor Triangulation System… MORE
Heads-Up Holograms
Heads-Up Holograms
True3D, a Virtual Interface System, Wins Munich's Top Navigation Prize
Augmented reality comes to your driver's seat sooner than anyone expected courtesy of MVS-California's 'True3D' technology, a holographic heads-up display that overlays your front window with virtual navigation… MORE
play_circle_filled Indoor Navigation Systems
Indoor Navigation Systems
MapOS by MapEverywhere Enables Point of Interest Search
MapOS by MapEverywhere is a phenomenal new concept for a mapping system that doesn’t require GPS. The map is intended for indoor facilities where navigation may be required, including museums, galleries… MORE
Emergency Locator Devices
Emergency Locator Devices
The Mace Buddi Gadget Keeps People Safe and Sound
While tear gas and pepper spray may be helpful in some situations, I feel that the Mace Buddi locator device is more practical for everyday usage. It is essentially a personal, portable GPS gadget that… MORE

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