Reply to post: Re: end UK dependance on GPS?

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katrinab Silver badge

Re: end UK dependance on GPS?

As an example, bank ATMs have GPS receivers in them.

One use of that probably will be to make sure that the ATM is still positioned in the wall of the bank, and to do something if it detects movements; however, the most important use of it is simply to get a precise time signal, because it needs to know exactly what time things happen.

This is actually the most common use of GPS - to get the time rather than to get location.

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