GPS technology innovation signals that a global positioning system (GPS) industry shift is set to occur in 2023. Valued at $75.97 billion in 2021, the case for the growth of the GPS industry is only furthered by the top GPS market trends of 2022. COVID-19 pandemic-era contact tracing, autonomous vehicle navigation, and fleet management are just a few ways that technology companies now use GPS, geolocation, and geofencing APIs. Today, real-time GPS location data enables companies to fulfill consumer and enterprise demand for reliability and convenience, among other GPS technology use cases.  

Manufacturers, distributors, and GPS technology patent holders are paying close attention to these updates. Governments, privacy advocates, and the public are on alert regarding the security and privacy implications of technology providers’ real-time access to GPS location data and APIs. To explore the state of GPS technology in 2022, here is how GPS works, the top GPS market trends of 2022, new GPS innovations in 2023, and the future of GPS.  

What Is GPS?  

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a navigation system that incorporates a mobile receiver, satellite system, and algorithms to synchronize location, velocity, and time data to determine a location. The GPS system has 24 satellites that orbit the earth at 13,000 mi and travel at a speed of 8,700 mph. 

GPS navigation has become essential for air, land, and sea travel. Only three satellites are needed to determine a receiver’s location on the earth’s surface. A fourth satellite validates the information of the other three satellites and also enables the calculation of altitude. GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, Quasi-Zenith and NavIC by India are GPS alternatives. 

The Main Use Cases of GPS in 2022 

The main use cases of GPS are location determination and navigation. Using location determination, a person’s or object’s movement can be also be tracked. By tracking people and moving objects, maps of the world can be created as well. Since GPS uses highly precise clocks for location determination, it can also be used to measure time. 

Is GPS Technology Accurate? 

GPS device accuracy can be hindered by a number of variables, including satellite availability, the urban environment, ionospheric delays, heavy storm cover, and solar storms that have atmospheric effects. R&D in GPS technology is happening now in order to make the future of GPS possible. As the GPS industry works to overcome these challenges, the potential for abrupt changes is significant and growing for many industries.  

GPS Technology Innovation Continues Globally in 2023 

Technology companies leverage GPS technology to improve their products and services for customers and end users. With the recent shift towards online shopping, Web 3.0, and machine learning and AI, GPS technology innovation has become a top priority for countries around the world, including the United States.  

GPS Technology Trends into 2023: Innovations in GPS 

The year 2023 is expected to usher in a wave of GPS market trends as technology companies unveil new Web 3.0 projects, grow augmented reality (AR) applications, and deploy autonomous vehicle projects at their full potential. Globally, countries around the world are updating their existing GPS systems to enable improved accuracy and reliability.  

The GPS III satellite system will increase GPS accuracy to 1-3 meters and is expected to deploy as soon as 2023. Broadcasting on the L1C civilian signal will also enable the interoperability of the GPS III satellites with other satellite systems. The next generation of GPS satellites will allow for improved navigation, longer-lasting components, better signal protection and increased coverage over dead zones, and reduced susceptibility to malicious activities such as signal jamming.  

Smart City Planning, Global Mobile Adoption 

In 2023, analysts predict that GPS will be leveraged increasingly for new use cases that are designed to improve city living from GPS-enabled smart cities, increased global mobile adoption, and the dissemination of GPS location-based marketing to consumers. GPS technology manufacturer TomTom reports that developers from cities and chambers of commerce have tapped into their geofencing APIs.  

Autonomous Vehicles & Fleet Management 

GPS technology will transform remote fleet management in 2023 as demand skyrockets for GPS-enabled solutions from retail, ecommerce, and drone delivery. Fleet managers need precise fleet management enabled by innovative GPS-enabled fleet management solutions. GPS geolocation APIs allow fleet managers to enable remote work opportunities and flexibility for their teams. With better communication, GPS technology helps fleet managers stay connected with their drivers and employees to improve employee satisfaction and driver safety. 

Sidespin Group on the Future of GPS Technology 

As GPS technology evolves, the race is on to protect improvements to GPS capabilities. As technology companies leverage the patents and innovations of R&D teams of the globe’s top GPS technology manufacturers, patent disputes and patent misappropriation litigation are also on the rise. We at Sidespin Group provide GPS expert witness services. In 2023, GPS technology experts and expert witnesses will be needed for patent infringement litigation and are in high demand into 2023