NEW YORK (CBS 2) — For many of us, GPS was a miracle, bringing the days of getting lost to an end.
But as CBS 2′s Kristine Johnson reported Wednesday night, GPS is going to new heights, tracking just about anything that moves – including you.
Police chases can put pedestrians and other motorists at risk. But now, the same GPS technology that helps you when you are lost can also help protect you from criminals on the run.
“It doesn’t matter how fast you’re going,” said Austin, Texas Police Officer Tom Howard.
Police can now track a vehicle without ever having to chase it. Instead of firing bullets, they launch a GPS tracking device.
Once attached, it allows officers to follow the car remotely.
“The ability to find and track things is useful in so many different ways,” said Lance Ulanoff, editor in chief of Mashable.
It is just one of several new exciting ways GPS is being used — from clothes and shoes to devices that could save lives.
“They’re incredibly accurate, powerful; they don’t take a lot of battery power and they’re putting them in everything,” Ulanoff said.
That “everything” includes golf balls. Developers ………..