It's like the Y2K of GPS devices.
If you have an old GPS device, it will need an update. I'm sure Google Maps, etc., will take care of it on their end.
I hadn’t heard about this before, so I’ll share one of the articles I found for the benefit of others who hadn’t heard either: https://www.energy.gov/oe/articles/april-2019-global-positioning-system-...
New to me as well. Never enough bits (when designed)!
The GPS weekly almanac was originally specified as 10 bits 1024 weeks or say 20 years. 10 bit devices will roll over April 6 2019. Now more modern GPS devices have a 13 bit almanac and I suspect the Tesla will have this hardware so it won't be a problem.
Where do I buy GPS insurance on such short notice?
Think I'll avoid flying on the 6th...
BH - I'll sell you some
TT - Heard about the British Air plane a few weeks ago that was supposed to go to Dusseldorf and instead landed in Edinburgh? Practice run?
Given the choice, Edinburgh sounds like more fun than Dusseldorf :)
I think Obama landed in the wrong Iowa city recently as well. Come on, Garmin—do better!
I’d gladly pay you Tuesday...
I wonder if this explains why the map display on my S75 has huge gaps in it as of this morning. I assumed that there was a communication problem, but this sounds very interesting. I will be watching developments with interest!
The rollover doesn't happen until tomorrow.
"Think I'll avoid flying on the 6th..."
Why? Has GPS somehow changed the aerodynamics of how an airplane flies? Did it cause the national airspace system's ground based navigational aids to stop working? GPS is simply another tool in the toolbox. You have nothing to fear but fear itself....
Somewhat joking. The concern is much of the aviation electronics was designed 10-20 years ago. Who knows if they took this issue into consideration. We hope so. Obviously the airline industry relies on GPS far more than they did 10 years ago. Still, any pilot should be situationally aware, but not all are as sharp as those here.