Friday, February 15, 2013

GPS jammers on UK roads

The Guardian newspaper reports that thousands of people may be using GPS jammers on UK roads

GPS jammers, which can have a range of several hundred metres, can be bought for about £30. They may be used by the drivers of vans or lorries to jam the GPS system used by monitoring equipment in the vehicle.

This may make it impossible for the owner of the vehicle to determine when and where the vehicle was in use.

The Guardian says the growing use of the devices could also torpedo any plans to introduce "pay as you drive" insurance or road toll systems if the vehicle owner was able to block communications with monitoring systems.

Read the Guardian story at

(Source: The Guardian via Southgate Amateur Radio News) 

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