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Movella adds visual inertial odometry through partnership with Fixposition

Feb 2023 | No Comment

Movella™, a leading full-stack provider of sensors, software, and analytics that enable the digitization of movement, has formed a partnership with precise positioning sensor manufacturer Fixposition to accelerate the development and commercialization of GNSS inertial navigation sensors that implement visual inertial odometry.

Fixposition has pioneered the implementation of visual inertial odometry in positioning sensors, while Movella is a world leader in inertial navigation modules. Movella has introduced the first product to emerge from the partnership between the two companies: the Xsens Vision Navigator, available worldwide immediately, integrates position inputs from three high-accuracy sources:

  • Dual-antenna RTK GNSS receivers which can receive signals from all constellations
  • Inertial measurement unit incorporating a three-axis accelerometer, three-axis gyroscope and magnetometer
  • Visual inertial odometry system

The Xsens Vision Navigator can also optionally accept inputs from an external wheel speed sensor. This positioning sensor achieves centimeter-level accuracy when operating in GNSS mode with an RTK fix. When deprived of GNSS signals, the Xsens Vision Navigator alone achieves class-leading accuracy of 2% of travel distance, or just 0.75% when supplemented by wheel speed.

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