Level 3 Autonomy & Automotive Sensors

Consumers are well acquainted with Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and most rely on it in their cell phones for personal navigation. But for autonomous vehicles to navigate safely, GPS systems must be reliable, accurate and affordable. Once these systems are incorporated into the autonomous sensor suite within vehicles, the complexities of deploying and maintaining a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) network come into play. Swift Navigation is redefining GNSS with low-cost, highly accurate, real-time kinematics (RTK) receivers. RTK technology measures precise “carrier” phase satellite signals and uses a reference receiver—or base station—to broadcast corrections that cancel out ionospheric delays, delivering 100 times better accuracy than the GPS in a cell phone. The company’s newest innovation, Skylark™, eliminates the complexity of deploying and maintaining a network of reference receivers by moving the service to the cloud, thus creating a platform for high-precision navigation of autonomous vehicles via Internet connectivity.



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