Weird Harold wrote:Finn wrote:...Does DW believe the myth that GPS devices transmit to satellites?
Irrelevant. The author doesn't necessarily believe the same thing as his characters, and the characters apparently do believe they can be tracked via their GPS units.
Of course, since we're talking about a fictional world, perhaps GPS units in DWs fictional world do interact with the satellites and/or are trackable.
We do not need to pretend here. You know that star service in some cars? Those all can report the location of the car in real time to the service if told to by the service.
You know your cellphone? Every call has a gps tag sent with it, even if the gps is off. The cell tower triangulates an approximate location for the phone in the cell (this can be viewed with older Androids and G**gle Maps. It would update location when you changed cells.) When making a 911 call (USA Emergency Services) your GPS location is given to the dispatcher.
There are many other methods of tracking devices with and with out GPS's in them. As technology advances so do the tracking features in it.