Bedford’s Go Anywhere is equipped with a GPS (Global Positioning System) antenna and Location Based Services (LBS) technology that approximate user location, allowing emergency services to find the Bedford Go Anywhere user if they are not able to provide their location to the call centre.
There are three instances when Bedford’s Go Anywhere approximates a user’s location, also known as a fix.
Satellite: This is the most accurate means of approximating user location. The GPS antenna inside Bedford’s Go Anywhere scans the sky to receive signals from GPS satellites rotating around the Earth.
LBS or Network: Bedford’s Go Anywhere uses a back‐end service from the network operator to help determine a user’s location during an active call and when satellite fixes are not available. LBS, also referred to as triangulation, works by measuring your approximate location relative to nearby cell towers.