GPS To GPS

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by Bman, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Now that I have a phone with GPS I want to use it for everything. The only feature that would be awesome that I don't think my phone can do (or anything by default) is use another GPS system.

    Here's the deal,

    I have GPS on my phone, and GPS with my fathers car. I would like to be able when I am waiting to be picked up to connect from my phone to the GPS in his car, so I can see where he is at.

    Is this possible, in any which way...at all?
     
  2. hansrijf

    hansrijf sh! it stinks Folding Team

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    Your phone can send the gps coordinates to the internet, so it depends on the gps of your father if he can pick these up or not. If he has a standard gps in his car it can only receive gps signals, not send them.
    I have FRING on my phone and it has an option to send out my gps coordinates. (www.fring.com) It sends data to your fring widget on a webpage so you must have internet available.
     
  3. tdinc

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    so in basic, you want to have a tracking method, what brand GPS and what brand phone would help in finding a solution
     
  4. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    HTC Touch Diamond for the phone, and I don't know the GPS system in the car, I believe it's a Generic GPS system, the car is a Toyota Camry Hybrid.

    And yea so basically I want to track the car from my phone.
     
  5. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    read the manual for the cars GPs system and see if there is a way to track it on a mobile device
     
  6. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Read through the manual for the GPS system quickly, nothing in there that relates to what I want to do. Nothing at all, does not send information or can't even receive information other then the map data. hmm
     
  7. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Hey Bman, now you'll never get lost again goin to da "john" :p