Position location using wireless communications on highways of the future

T. S. Rappaport, J. H. Reed, B. D. Woerner

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With recent advances in wireless communications and low-power electronics, accurate position location may now be accomplished by a number of techniques which involve commercial wireless services. Emerging position location systems, when used in conjunction with mobile communications services, will lead to enhanced public safety and revolutionary products and services. The fundamental technical challenges and business motivations behind wireless position location systems are described in this article, and promising techniques for solving the practical position location problem are treated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-41
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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