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Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsOther - Electronics · 6 months ago

What do you call those things where satellites can track where you are?

They’re mainly put in vehicles for car theft

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  • Nancy
    Lv 6
    6 months ago
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    Nowadays, they're called GPS trackers. Back in the day, they used to be called LoJacks, LoJack being a company that invented a component by which a car's location could be tracked for theft prevention purposes, albeit at first by broadcasting a radio signal that the company LoJack could triangulate upon request using radio towers on Earth but then later by way of GPS and thus GPS satellites.

    Incidentally, when your cellphone is tracked, it's not with satellites but with cellphone towers on Earth using the method that LoJack used -- by triangulating the cell phone's radio signal using three cellphone towers.

    • DCM5150
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Actually, today your cellphone is first (and usually) tracked with GPS and then if necessary (due to lack of GPS) tracked by triangulation.

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  • SRΛSC
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    GPS based security

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  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    you mean the GPS

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  • 6 months ago

    I believe they are called a Global Positioning Satellite(GPS) tracking unit.

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  • Susie
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    GPS devices like LoJack.

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  • James
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    LoJack ...........

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    GPS, Global Positioning Sensors ..........................................

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