Google is working to improve location tracking accuracy on Android phones
Google is working to improve location tracking accuracy on Android phones

Google announced that in order to improve the accuracy of GPS tracking in urban areas, location tracking on many Android phones will be accurate over the next year.

Google knows that due to location errors, a person's exact location is not always accurate, especially in densely populated urban areas.

With 3D mapping for Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G mobile phones, Google has introduced the second version of the GPS fix program, which has a great improvement in the accuracy of the urban area compared to the current version.

The problem of human settlement in urban areas is caused by the density of buildings. Google explained that the GPS system relies on the process of line-of-sight from satellites.

Since buildings block direct signals, most signals reach city facilities by reflection.

Google said: The GPS chip assumes the signal is on the horizon and errors occur in calculating the additional path length the signal traveled.

Google's latest features are supported by signals from the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).

One of the main benefits of these improvements is that the ridesharing app no ​​longer shows incorrect sites.

Google said: The road faults are caused by GPS signals reflected in the city and we have launched an ambitious plan to address this major issue with GPS.

She added: Our solution uses corrections with 3D maps and can be implemented on a large scale. Includes 3D building models, initial GPS measurements, and machine learning.

3D Mapping GPS Corrections Edition 2 can reduce false traffic accidents by 75%.

Using version 1 of fixing 3D maps with GPS assistance for other Android phones reduced accidents on the wrong side of the road by 50%.

Google plans to use 3D Maps to roll out all GPS fix releases from version 2 to 3 of Android Maps in 2021.

With the help of 3D Maps, GPS Fix 2 is published as an update to Google Play Services and can be used on all Android devices with GMS services.

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