Tech In Asia — Many of us would be quite literally lost without GPS, but the almighty blue dot isn’t always – pardon the pun – spot on. According to the most recent data from GPS.gov, modern GPS satellites are accurate to within 3.5 meters, depending on external factors such as signal strength and weather. That’s a wide enough margin of error to send you to the building next door to your desired location, especially in a crowded urban environment.
TOKYO — Mitsubishi Corp. and India’s Tata Consultancy Services plan to combine IT services businesses in Japan. Three companies tied to the Japanese trading house and the Indian provider of information technology services will integrate by July. By consolidating system configuration and software development, the duo hope to reduce development costs by 10-20%.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it completed the in-orbit delivery of the TURKSAT-4A satellite to Turksat Satellite Communication, Cable TV and Operation Inc. Co. (Turksat A.S.) on March 29. TURKSAT-4A was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on February 15 (Japan time). After the launch, Mitsubishi Electric confirmed performance in a series of in-orbit tests while the satellite maintained a predefined geostationary orbit about 36,000 kilometers above the equator.