SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — GPS is now in just about every smartphone, but there’s one place it still doesn’t work well — indoors. But one company thinks they have found a solution to that.
Janne Haverinen is the CEO of IndoorAtlas. It works just like GPS in the places where GPS doesn’t work. Inside a big, steel building like a shopping mall, a cellphone with GPS pretty much only knows it’s somewhere downtown. If you turn on Wi-Fi, it can recognize a few hotspots and tell it’s inside the mall. But IndoorAtlas can tell exactly where it is down to about a meter.