Septentrio and German company Sapcorda, specialized in safe broadcasted GNSS correction services, announced they will deliver live demonstration of a safe high-accuracy positioning and correction solution for automated driving. The companies have combined their respective technologies to deliver the benefits of SSR (Space State Representation) technology seamlessly to OEM automakers and Tier1 integrators.
These benefits include decimeter-accuracy within seconds, anywhere over an entire continent, to support autonomy levels from lane keeping to full autonomy in a totally homogeneous coverage, according to the companies. The GNSS augmentation service is scalable through simple broadcast corrections, and safety-awareness is provided via Sapcorda’s unique integrity concept and Septentrio’s integrity monitoring engine.
“We are excited to be able to provide live demonstrations of Sapcorda’s safe and precise correction service especially designed for autonomous driving”, said Jan Van Hees, Business Development Director at Septentrio. “Sapcorda provides a unique high-precision GNSS correction service designed for fast, homogeneous accuracy at continental coverage, thus ideal for autonomous and mass market applications.”
“Septentrio specializes in high-precision and high reliability GNSS positioning for a variety of industrial and commercial markets. They have developed a range of technologies, including unique jamming robustness and integrity positioning to support safety-sensitive applications in various challenging environments. Combining this with our safety-centered correction service, it is a unique solution for developers of autonomous driving systems”, says Goran Jedrejčić, Business Development Manager at Sapcorda.
“With fast and efficient implementation of Sapcorda SSR-based correction service into Septentrio’s GNSS-platform, we were able to demonstrate the efficiency of the technology for automotive use in a robust and highly efficient way,” confirms Jedrejčić. “Septentrio offers a unique blend of GNSS-based technologies and is an ideal partner for both traditional and new markets, with growing demand for high-precision positioning.”
Septentrio recently announced its new mosaic compact multi-constellation GNSS Receiver SiP (System-in-Package) module, available in 2019. The Septentrio mosaic, a multi-band, multi-constellation receiver in a low-power surface-mount module with a wide array of interfaces, is designed for mass market applications like robotics and autonomous systems. The mosaic module integrates the latest GNSS and RF ASIC technology, as well as the robust positioning engine from Septentrio.
All Septentrio GNSS receivers and modules feature AIM+ technology, an advanced on-board interference mitigation. Septentrio GNSS receivers are designed to suppress the widest variety of interferers, from simple continuous narrowband signals to the most complex wideband and pulsed jammers.
Sapcorda and Septentrio have put together a solution which can be demonstrated right now in Europe and North America.