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Development of positioning technology for autonomous vehicles by GMV

GMV has announced the award of an important contract for development of a precise satellite-based (GNSS) positioning system with integrity for the new generation of autonomous vehicles of the German carmaker BMW Group.

The Spanish multinational’s technology solution is going to be developed for the first time in BMW Group’s autonomous vehicles. This positioning software calculates the vehicle’s position and other magnitudes, using advanced GMV-developed algorithms, including components that have already been patented.

These algorithms have been especially modified and adapted to meet BMW Group’s performance and safety requirements. www.gmv.com

Advanced localization technology for autonomous vehicles

Septentrio is providing positioning technology to Artisense, supplier of innovative computer vision solutions for automated vehicles. Artisense incorporates Septentrio GPS/ GNSS in their latest Visual Inertial Navigation System (VINS). VINS combines computer vision, inertial sensors and GNSS measurements to deliver highly accurate global 3D positioning and orientation information in any environment, even indoors. septentrio.com

Trimble and Qualcomm establish alliance

Trimble and Qualcomm Technologies have announced plans to work together to produce precise-positioning solutions for select automotive applications. Trimble will work with Qualcomm Technologies to integrate Trimble’s RTX® technology with select Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive 4G and 5G platforms to deliver a highly accurate positioningsolution essential for maintaining absolute in-lane positioning. This new solution will accelerate the adoption of road-level navigation and emergency services applications, as well as satisfy requirements for developing Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving solutions.

Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon 4G and 5G Automotive platforms feature integrated multi-frequency and multi-constellation high-precision GNSS technology. Trimble RTX technology provides real-time, multiconstellation GNSS corrections and positioning capable of achieving 2-centimeter horizontal accuracy worldwide, compared to uncorrected GNSS positioning that can be accurate to several meters. https:// positioningservices.trimble.com

LG Electronics, Unity Technologies collaboration

Engineers at the LG Electronics America R&D Center in Silicon Valley are working with Unity Technologies to develop advanced simulation software that will enable autonomous vehicle developers to accelerate system development for safer self-driving cars.

The collaboration of LGSVL Simulator on Unity Simulation leverages LG’s AI leadership and expertise as a leading technology partner to the global automotive industry, combined with complementary skills of Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s leading realtime 3D development platform.

Training and validating an autonomous vehicle is a prime example of how a virtual environment can dramatically reduce the risk for both the car and those around it, allowing businesses to stress-test systems before they are put on the road. The LGSVL Simulator combines LG-developed technologies with Unity’s High-Definition Render Pipeline to enable testing and training for safer operation of autonomous vehicles. www.LGnewsroom.com

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