GPS: The birth of the commercial GPS industry and how it changed the world
05 December 2023
Trimble Navigation, which started with the production of Loran receivers, was looking for a new marine project when HP cancelled its GPS project.
With the encouragement of Brad Parkinson, the company decided to buy the canceled project.
GPS, which began as a real-time worldwide system for navigation, was licensed to Pioneer for the Japanese car navigation market in 1986, despite budget problems in Washington that threatened its completion.