Truck driver takes own life after BeiDou, the Chinese version of GPS, failed and resulted in a hefty police fine

Apr 8, 2021 | INVESTING

Chinese authorities are investigating after a truck driver took his own life after he was allegedly fined 2,000 yuan (US$305) because his satellite navigation had become disconnected.The incident has highlighted problems encountered by domestic users of theChinese-made BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, which the Chinese government hopes will rival the US’ Global Positioning System (GPS).The truck driver, surnamed Jin, killed himself on Monday afternoon during a routine transport check-in at…

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