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Real world tracking

Posted by admin on December 14th, 2007 filed in Mobile
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I know people will scream “Big brother”, but what Path Intelligence is doing is pretty interesting.:

“Path Intelligence is a U.K. based company that monitors foot traffic in a rather ingenious way, through customers’ cell phones. Periodically our cell phones ping the nearby cell towers basically saying “Here I am”. Path Intelligence has built receivers that detect these signals and triangulate the owner’s location with accuracy of up to a meter.”

Here a full demo 

I heard of companies tracking cars in parking garages or doing other fancy  stuff with intelligent traffic system (e.g. during rush hours).A traffic system for humans is a great idea, still I am not sure if privacy laws in different countries will allow that.

Well, maybe self-adjusting Walmarts shelfs are not so far off anymore ;-)

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