Navigation and P-commerce

Position and Navigation are the latest addition to the new economy, it is becoming necessary to be able to position every valuable item in the economy. This will be accomplished by GNSS services in the next decade.

An additional benefit will be the ability of certifying a position whenever it is needed. For example proving that one is within a certain region to access sensitive data or information.

It is also unquestionable to me that all the transport of sensitive or dangerous equipment, materials and residues needs to be properly tracked whether travelling by air, sea or land. Especially in areas as heavily populated as Europe it makes no sense to endanger the people and the livelyhood of thousands of people by uncontrolled dangerous shipments. In cases like the ship Erika (tanker that sank near France) and the Prestige (tanker that sank near Spain) the case has been proven that these ships need to report their certified position to central a “traffic control” center. The certified position would come from the combination of the Satellite Navigation Services (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo).


What is needed now is the agreement at governmental level and of the shipping companies that it is in everyone’s benefit to add this kind of equipment to ships to improve their services and everyone’s safety.

Happy Positioning!

Ignacio Romero

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