The truck driver kills himself after BeiDou, the Chinese version of GPS, failed and resulted in a heavy police fine

The truck driver kills himself after BeiDou, the Chinese version of GPS, failed and resulted in a heavy police fine



Chinese authorities are investigating the death of a truck driver who was allegedly fined 2,000 yuan (US $ 305) for disrupting satellite navigation. The incident highlighted issues that domestic users of the China-made BeiDou navigation satellite system have encountered with the Chinese government hoping to keep up with the US Global Positioning System (GPS). The truck driver with the last name Jin killed himself during a routine transport check-in on Monday afternoon.

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Chinese authorities are investigating the death of a truck driver who was allegedly fined 2,000 yuan (US $ 305) for disrupting satellite navigation. The incident highlighted issues that domestic users of the China-made BeiDou navigation satellite system have encountered with the Chinese government hoping to keep up with the US Global Positioning System (GPS). The truck driver with the last name Jin killed himself during a routine transport check-in on Monday afternoon.

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