posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 11:29 PM
Cell phones are always in constant contact with cell towers, and now a company (IntelliOne Technologies) is offering, "A new service that measures
radio signals beamed between your cell phone and cell phone towers could soon help speed up your commute."
Cell Phones Monitored for Better Traffic
The company's technology takes advantage of the fact that wireless devices in motion communicate constantly with multiple cell towers. Wireless
carriers use this data to maintain and optimize their networks, but this information can also be converted into speed and travel time information for
any roadway that has cell phone coverage.
IntelliOne says its results are accurate to within 3 mph and updated every second, allowing more accurate readings than current collection
methods—such as in-road detectors, cameras and helicopters.
Right now they are testing it and trying to market this for traffic reports.
So, is it just a matter of time before you get a traffic ticket in the mail because your cell phone told on you?
Apparently they can tell what road the signal is coming from (GPS), will there also come a day ( hmm, maybe due to Homeland Security) when the
government will record all the signals from cell phones to be able track a person back to the scene of a crime. Cell phones automatically sending
these signals whether the owner wants his cell phone to or not.
Cell phones sure look like they will be the tool of "Big Brother" in the future.
[edit on 8/8/06 by Keyhole]