Who Invented GPS
So trivia question for GPS enthusiasts out there…. Who invented GPS? Good question. Apparently the courts are going to decide. A $1 billion lawsuit over the invention of GPS started today in Florida between SPS Technologies and Motorola. But the Miami Herald article leaves more questions than answers.
Part of the article reads:
“GPS, a tracking system used to monitor vehicles and objects via satellite.”
Hmmm…. GPS doesn’t monitor vehicles, so I’m not sure what the article is talking about there. It would be more accurate to say that GPS receivers monitor satellites, not the other way around.
The second question this article raises is one of timing. The article suggests that SPS and Motorola started working together on the project in 2000. Wasn’t GPS developed by the US Department of Defense back in the 70′s? Perhaps this article is talking about something different altogether.