28 March The New iPhone: Indoor Positioning with UWB 1 MIN READ March 28, 2019 By Gina Wurms general posts |UWB|, |positioning technology|, |indoor navigation| 0 Like every year, there are a lot of rumors regarding the design and features of the new iPhone models that are expected to be released in fall 2019. Especially one feature could be beneficial for indoor positioning. Update: True to our report, all iPhone 11 models include an Ultra-wideband chip, opening up possibilities for a variety of uses for highly precise location finding. It should also pave the way for the future launch of Apple's rumored item tracking tags. In addition to the speculated frosted glass case, wireless, bilateral charging and triple camera, there will likely be a new feature which is particularly relevant for indoor positioning. It is assumed that the new iPhone will support ultra-wideband (UWB) which enables highly precise indoor localization and thus better indoor navigation. So far, client-based indoor positioning is realized mainly using Wi-Fi (only possible for Android smartphones) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). These technologies can locate assets and people with an accuracy of 5-15m and 1-3m respectively. Client-based Positioning with UWB UWB makes indoor positioning with an accuracy of less than 30cm possible. Additionally, latency is lower compared to other technologies. This means that smartphones can be located reliably, even when they are moving around quickly. So far, indoor positioning with UWB is mainly used in industrial environments because the costs for the hardware are comparably high. The possibility to locate smartphones with high precision and low latency unveils a number of new use cases. Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles "Indoor GPS" - Techniques for Indoor Positioning Without Using GPS Techniques for indoor positioning without using GPS - learn more about Indoor GPS in our blog. Read More Indoor Navigation & Indoor Positioning Using Bluetooth Indoor navigation & indoor positioning using Bluetooth – learn more about the pros & cons. Read More Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation Using Wi-Fi Positioning using GPS does not work reliably inside buildings as there is no visual contact with the GPS satellites. A good alternative is indoor positioning using Wi-Fi. An additional advantage compared to GPS is the possibility to determine the current floor level. Read More Techniques for Client-Based Indoor Positioning – GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and VLC Compared Techniques for client-based indoor positioning – GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and VLC compared - check out our infographic. Read More Technologies for Server-Based Indoor Positioning Compared: Wi-Fi vs. BLE vs. UWB vs. RFID There is a variety of technologies on which server-based indoor positioning systems can be based – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy (Beacons), UWB and RFID. Read More Indoor Navigation, Indoor Positioning and Location-Based Services Using VLC (Visible Light Communication) Indoor navigation, indoor positioning and location-based services using VLC (visible light communication). Read More Comments are closed.