If you’ve ever gotten lost in a mall, don’t fret. People will apparently pay giant sums to power the tech that’ll find you.
Case in point: A company called NextNav just raised $120m to roll out a system that will pinpoint a device’s location inside a tall building.
Think of it like GPS, but with an indoor voice
Popular navigation apps like Google Maps and Waze cover the world, but many of them have a blind spot: Once you get inside, you’re usually on your own.
Turn left at the watercooler
Some companies are even getting in the game. The Wall Street Journal reported that Exxon Mobil plans to offer a wayfinding app for workers at its sprawling Houston campus, which covers 4.5m square feet.
No wonder they have trouble finding the coffee pot.