China’s biggest national satellite navigation and positioning system entered official operation on Saturday, announced Li Weisen, deputy director general of the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation of China (NASG).
The new satellite navigation and positioning system consists of 2,700 satellite navigation base stations, a national data center and 30 provincial data centers. The new system can provide the most extensive coverage of navigation and positioning services in China.
Applications based on Beidou Navigation Satellite System. /VCG Photo
The new system can also operate with the Chinese-developed BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, offering more accurate and faster services for Chinese customers.
By using the new system, municipal traffic management could be improved and emerging technologies such as self-driving will be developed more effectively.