According to a study at Swedish Defence Research Agency a modern day computer can interfere with your GPS reception and cause it to behave awkwardly or not work at all.
Using a computer in a car, plane, boat, or anywhere a GPS system is used, can mean that the sat-nav device starts working incorrectly. Many modern processors with high clock frequencies – such as those from Intel with frequencies of 1.7GHz, 2.992GHz and 3.2GHz – have been highlighted as possible sources of interference.
Good news is you have no reason to use a sat nav device next to your desktop computer, and most laptops stay under 2GHz anyways. If you still experience problems just try to increase the distance between two devices. Or just have some aluminum foil ready.
Our source goes as far as saying that on one flight all GPS equipment failed to function after a passenger used their cell phone mid-air. We would love to hear from our readers who use their cell phone next to their sat nav systems. Or it could be your wife talking on the phone and you driving. Who cares as long as there’s a call and the GPS is on. Did you ever experience an interference? No need to register to leave a comment.