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Hexagon | NovAtel’s PwrPak7-E1 supported on NVIDIA DRIVE Hyperion Platform for autonomous vehicle development

By Eric Van Rees - 10th November 2021 - 06:16

Coming on the heels of its compatibility with the NVIDIA DriveWorks v4 software release, Hexagon | NovAtel announces that its PwrPak7-E1 is now supported on the NVIDIA DRIVE Hyperion autonomous vehicle (AV) development platform.

DRIVE Hyperion is a fully operational, production-validated and open AV platform that reduces the amount of time and cost required to outfit vehicles with the technology required for AI features and autonomous driving.

The PwrPak7-E1 delivers world-class SPAN (GNSS +INS) technology from NovAtel in an integrated, single-enclosure solution. Powered by NovAtel OEM7® GNSS engine, the PwrPak7-E1 is ideal for NVIDIA’s DRIVE Hyperion. The PwrPak7-E1 also has enhanced connection options, including serial, USB, CAN and Ethernet making it an ideal solution for ground truth and high-precision positioning used in development of autonomous vehicles.

Selected for its robustness and precise position output, the PwrPak7-E1 will be offered with NVIDIA's autonomous driving test fleets worldwide. In conjunction with Novatel’s Waypoint® Inertial Explorer® post-processing software, the PwrPak7-E1 provides ground truth, the critical position reference for autonomous driving software behaviour that can be validated.

The GNSS and 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--where data is synchronized, utilized for training AI models, and used in testing of various software components and autonomous driving behaviour.

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