Industries related to the Beidou
system are entering a booming development stage," Yang Qiangwen, a senior engineer at the China Satellite Navigation Office, said at the Fourth China Satellite Navigation Conference on Thursday in Wuhan.
The second generation of the system, officially called the BeiDou
Satellite Navigation System (BDS) and also known as COMPASS or BeiDou
-2, will be a global satellite navigation system consisting of 35 satellites, and is under construction as of January 2015.
China will launch three more satellites for the Beidou
network this year and a global satellite positioning and navigation system will be completed in 2020 with more than 30 orbiters.
Offering mainstream Chinese infotainment and an eCommerce service platform along with Beidou
integration will fast-track the largescale adoption of automotive connected services in China.
currently provides navigation services within China and the neighboring regions.
GPS in 2000, when it sent two orbiters as a double-satellite experimental positioning system, known as the Beidou
As with any other GNSS, systems using BeiDou
Native OEMs compete in the low-cost, economy segment, whereas international OEMs compete in the premium segment and offer more years of free trial services (Lexus G-Book and Nissan Infiniti Connection, for instance, offer years of free trial) The Beidou
Navigation Satellite System is expected to lead and guide independent innovation in China's automotive connected services market.
Targeted at professional users across a range of market sectors including government, energy, media and NGOs, the Thuraya XT-PRO is the only satellite phone to feature built-in GPS, BeiDou
and Glonass for highest accuracy and added security in every region.
, or Compass, navigation satellite joined five other satellites already in orbit to form a network which will eventually consist of 35 satellites.
China launched the first satellite, Beidou
Navigation System, into geostationary orbit in October 2000, in an effort to build up its own positioning system independent from the US's Global Positioning System (GPS), EU's Galileo Positioning System and Russia's Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS).
At the end of 2010, the Beidou
terminal plus operation) output value in China reached roughly RMB500 million, with the market share less than 1% in the domestic satellite navigation market.