Now, in some European countries, you'll be able to enjoy the lane guidance feature on Google Maps. What does this mean for manufacturers of more traditional GPS navigation devices, though?
China has opened its own global positioning system to the public. Called BeiDou, the technology promises about the same accuracy as GPS - about 10 meters - but covers only a small section of the world.
$2,500 worth of hardware can reportedly bring down almost a third of the GPS Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS).