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Focal Point Positioning Launches Revolutionary Positioning Solutions

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ideaSpace City members, Focal Point Positioning Ltd., have unveiled its two new positioning technologies. S-GPS and D-Tail represent step changes in the state of the art of consumer GPS processing, and smartphone indoor positioning.

S-GPS is a revolutionary new signal processing, sensor fusion and machine learning scheme that dramatically improves the accuracy and availability of satellite-based positioning signals. The patent-pending S-GPS technology provides unprecedented sensitivity and multipath mitigation capabilities which allows modern smartphones to maintain accurate GPS fixes deep indoors and in complex urban environments. These dramatic improvements have the capability to answer some of the most challenging navigation problems of the modern era including locating emergency mobile phone calls, navigating autonomous vehicles through dense urban environments and improving consumer interaction with location based services.

D-Tail is a human motion modelling system that can accurately track users in three dimensions using the inertial sensors in their smartphone or wearable devices. The result is a precise trace of the user's motion, going well beyond the levels of detail and accuracy provided by simple dead-reckoning and WiFi fingerprinting techniques. D-Tail will dramatically improve the performance and accuracy of activity tracking apps and LBS analytics.

“Our new technologies provide much-needed improvements in the availability and reliability of location data for emergency calls on smartphones, and for autonomous navigation systems in drones.” says founder and CEO of Focal Point Positioning, Dr Ramsey Faragher. “Tens of thousands of people die each year while on emergency calls on smartphones that cannot be located due to poor GPS reliability. We are starting to engage with chipset manufacturers to deploy our technology in smartphones, and to bring those numbers down.”

About Focal Point Positioning

Focal Point Positioning is a VC-backed start-up company headquartered at ideaSpace City. The company consists of a team of domain experts with over 30 years of combined knowledge in positioning, navigation and timing.

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