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May 26, 2009

Sat Nav network near to collapse

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by David Allen

2010 could be the year when the sat nav system collapses making all of those in car systems useless and leaving many drivers not knowing where they are going.

The reason behind this is that the satellite system used to provide the GPS information has been poorly maintained and could begin to experience failures.

The Global Positioning Service is run by the US Air Force which has warned that during 2010 sat nav users will begin to experience interrupted service because it has failed to keep up its satellite replacement programme.

There is no news as to what alternatives there are, or if the Air Force is out there looking for new satellites to carry the information.

The new GPS programme of installing new satellites is currently three years behind schedule and around £400 million behind in payments.

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