GPS doesn’t work indoors, but other radiolocation methods are coming to a smartphone near you
This article also appeared on page 42 of IEEE Spectrum (Dec/2013). File: Spectrum_18533_Dec_2013.PDF
Title: You Are Here (The pervasive location awareness we’ve long enjoyed outside is slowly finding its way indoors)
By David Schneider
Already since 2006 there are suppliers like infsoft (www.infsoft.com) providing indoor positioning and navigation solutions i.e. for airports or trade fairs. The technology is mostly based on WiFi and BLE/iBeacon combined with the sensors of the smartphone. It’s great to see that this topic is becoming increasingly significant.
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