Positioning Accuracy and Speed Requirements for Mobile Location Services Applications

Mobile location service applications vary widely in their requirements for speed and accuracy. Table 5.1 was developed by Mobile Streams (http://www.mobilestreams.com) to compare the requirements of common location service applications.

Table 5.1. Comparing the Requirements of Common Location Service Applications

Application

Entry-Level Accuracy Requirements

Mass Acceptance Accuracy Requirements

Custom Device Required?

Objective

Location Frequency

Location-sensitive billing

Cell/Sector

250m

No

Competitive pricing

Originated calls, received calls, midcall

Roadside assistance

500m

125m

No

Send help

Originated calls

Mobile yellow pages

Cell/Sector

250m

No

What's near me?

Originated calls

Traffic information

Cell/Sector

Cell/Sector

No

What's traffic like?

Originated calls or every 5 minutes

Location-based messages

Cell/Sector

125m

Short message or data capable

Advertise, alert, inform

Originated calls or every 5 minutes

Fleet tracking

Cell/Sector

30?125m

No

Resource management

Every 5 minutes or on demand

Track packages

Cell/Sector

Cell/Sector

Yes

Locate and direct

On demand

Driving directions

125m

30m

Yes

Guidance

Every 5 seconds

Source: © 2001 Mobile Streams Ltd.



     
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