Now, developers with GPS-devices can access the Atlas Native Complimentary service free of charge in exchange for data processing rights. The GPS location data and its comparison with the Sigfox network fingerprints will allow the machine learning algorithms used to compute Atlas to reduce the uncertainty of the “real” location of the asset and improve accuracy to 800 meters.
Sigfox has also finished the worldwide rollout of Atlas WiFi with HERE Technologies, to create a global location service that will provide new opportunities for IoT applications. Atlas WiFi uses HERE Technologies’ worldwide database of WiFi access points. These access points can now be queried by Sigfox WiFi trackers and, by reporting the unique MAC addresses to the cloud, generate a more accurate asset position, and a better outdoor and indoor service.
Since using WiFi-based location consumes less battery than GPS, Atlas WiFi will prvide long life IoT tracking solutions.