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NovAtel’s PwrPak7-E1 supports Nvidia AV platform

Feb 2022 | No Comment

The PwrPak7-E1 from Hexagon | NovAtel is now supported on the Nvidia Drive Hyperion autonomous vehicle (AV) development platform. Selected for its robustness and precise position output, the PwrPak7-E1 will be offered with Nvidia’s autonomous driving test fleets worldwide.

Drive Hyperion is a fully operational, production-validated and open AV platform that reduces the time and cost required to outfit vehicles with autonomous driving and artificial intelligence (AI) features.

The PwrPak7-E1 also is now compatible with Nvidia’s DriveWorks v4 software release.

Powered by NovAtel’s OEM7 GNSS engine, the PwrPak7-E1 provides high-precision positioning used in the development of autonomous vehicles. The PwrPak7-E1 delivers NovAtel’s SPAN technology (GNSS + inertial navigation system, or INS) in an integrated, single enclosure.

Ground truth is the critical position reference for autonomous driving software behavior that can be validated. The PwrPak7-E1 provides ground truth in conjunction with Novatel’s Waypoint Inertial Explorer post-processing software. The device also has several connection options (serial, USB, CAN and Ethernet).

The GNSS and inertial measurement unit (IMU) output of the PwrPak7-E1, along with data from other onboard sensors, are recorded and fed into Nvidia’s sophisticated autonomous-driving development infrastructure and processing pipeline. There, data is synchronized, used for training AI models, and used in testing of various software components and autonomous driving behavior.

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