GPS inventors win prize for greatest engineering innovation

The four inventors responsible for creating the first truly global positioning system (GPS), have been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, viewed as the world's most prestigious prize for engineering excellence.
Previous winners have included Robert Kahn, Vint Cerf, Louis Pouzin, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Marc Andreessen, who revolutionized the way we communicate. This year's winners - Dr. Bradford Parkinson, Professor James Spilker, Jr, Hugo Fruehauf, and Richard Schwartz - were announced at a ceremony in London.
In awarding the prize, the judges pointed to the way that the GPS system has revolutionized international communications and, for the first time, enabled free, immediate access to accurate position and timing information around the world.

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