The problem of getting lost in unfamiliar areas is quickly being solved by GPS sat-navs, but this only solves half the problem, what if you're trying to meet up with someone and neither of you know the area where you're meant to be meeting, or where the others are.Well there is a quick help solution, companies such as Remote Asset Management GPS trackers are developing consumer devices that rely on active tracking rather than passive tracking. This means that rather than just telling your devices where you are it also relays the information via GPRS to a central computer that monitors and records your position.
How does this help you find your friend? Well your sat nav can, as well as plotting your position on the map, check the central computer for your friend's position and plot that on the map too. This will then allow you to see exactly where they are and how to get to them.The technology was original developed to help business keep track of their assets, delivery companies were able to monitor where there trucks and parcels were and relay this there customers. Security agencies were able to know exactly who was the closet to an incident that needed attention and always said the closets team. As with all technology as the it developed, prices have fallen and now it is available to the everyday consumer.