The key objective of Swift Navigation behind this collaboration is to boost autonomous mobility across Europe.
Swift Navigation, a US-based company offering precise positioning solutions for autonomous vehicles, has lately announced a partnership with Deutsche Telekom, a telecommunications company based in Germany. The key objective of Swift Navigation behind this collaboration is to boost autonomous mobility across Europe. This strategic move incorporates the precise positioning of Skylark™ Cloud Corrections Services of Swift into Telekom’s comprehensive communications infrastructure with the help of its new Precise Positioning product offering. The Precise Positioning service is presently available across the US and Germany, with expansion across Europe already started.
While speaking on the occasion, Timothy Harris, Co-Founder and CEO at Swift Navigation, reflected, “We are happy to continue working with Telekom to bring Swift Navigation’s precise positioning GNSS expertise to the wider customer base of Telekom. This collaboration is just the start of our joint service offering for autonomous vehicles across the Europe.”
Precise Positioning of both the firms to Prove Beneficial
Swift and Telekom’s lane-level accurate Precise Positioning is likely to prove beneficial for the level 2 as well as Level 3 automotive applications, comprising advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) like lane assist, cellular vehicle-to-everything (CV2X) communications, lane level directions, and highway autopilot.
“Precise Positioning presents lucrative prospects for true autonomous mobility. We are providing our customers with a simple entry into the autonomous future. The flexible offer is apt for use with drones and is useful to crane operators on the construction locations,” remarked Hagen Rickmann, who is responsible for business customers at Deutsche Telekom.
Standard GNSS positioning is precise to 3 to 5 meters, which is not appropriate for autonomous systems. As far as the greater levels of autonomous capability are concerned, high-precision localization is needed to provide accuracy down to the cm. This deal brings the less than 10cm accuracy of precise positioning technology of Swift to the customers of Telekom.
Precise Positioning Evaluation Kit to Simplify Testing
In order to simplify testing as well as integration, Telekom and Swift have developed a Precise Positioning Evaluation Kit. This kit entails two workshops (result review and onboarding), testing hardware and software to connect to the Precise Positioning network for a 3 month evaluation period and is accessible.