Septentrio and Point One Navigation to demonstrate autonomous vehicle in CES 2019

Septentrio is partnering with Point One Navigation for autonomous vehicle demonstrations during CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

Septentrio is a designer and manufacturer of high-end multi-frequency GNSS receivers and Point One Navigation is building a centimeter accurate localization service for autonomous vehicles.

Point One Navigation will showcase its proof-of-concept autonomous vehicle equipped with the FusionEngine™ vehicle localization software. Invitees will be able to ride in a fully autonomous demonstration vehicle.

Demonstrations will utilize corrections from Point One’s Polaris Cloud, a correction network that enables GPS and computer vision-based localization, while allowing the customer to choose the performance and price point that best fits their application.

In more challenging urban environments, Point One’s FusionEngine software further integrates cameras and additional sensors to achieve the desired level of precision, even in the complete absence of satellite signals.

The position and orientation obtained by FusionEngine software is a result of advanced algorithms that integrate camera, inertial, and GNSS data at over 200 times per second.

The company claims that FusionEngine has the accuracy and the resilience to inclement weather demanded by Level 2 applications such as highway lane keeping and V2X, while offering the robustness necessary for mission-critical Level 4 and Level 5 robotaxi and full autonomy applications.

FusionEngine provides convergence to centimeter accuracy in seconds, not minutes. The platform also eliminates the combined location/map provider lock-in typical of other solutions based on HD mapping technology, enabling vehicle OEMs to choose the best map provider for a given region.

Point One’s solution is powered by Septentrio’s GNSS receivers that utilize at least two frequencies broadcast by each GNSS constellation (BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS). With the increased number of GNSS signals obtained from multiple constellations, ADAS-equipped and autonomous vehicles achieve increased accuracy, along with greater reliability, integrity, and availability of GNSS signals. Septentrio recently announced its new mosaic compact multi-constellation GNSS Reciever designed for mass market applications like robotics and autonomous systems.

Source: Press Release


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