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PLS8: device tracking via radio signal | Thales IoT Developer Community

June 23, 2017 - 2:03pm, 2651 views

Hello,

We need to know where a certain device (PLS8 equipped) is located, without using the (A-)GPS service because of a lack of GPS coverage. We wonder if there exists anyway to obtain sufficient information from the module to estimate its location on the map. It does not matter if the tracking needs to be performed outside of the device (in a server side, for example), but it is important that the information is obtained from the module itself.

I've thought about using serving and neighbour cells information (for triangulation purposes), but neighbours one does not seem to give a clue about cell location, at least for 3G (and 4G, I guess). Furthermore, it's not even mentioned in PLS8 AT Command Set document.

So, does anybody know a way to get this working?

Thanks,

Raúl Suárez.