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Latest u-blox GNSS technology platforms offer support for BeiDou-3 navigation satellite system modernizations

By Eric Van Rees - 26th August 2020 - 07:20

u-blox, a global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, announced that its current GNSS platforms, from u-blox M8 and beyond, support the recently completed BeiDou navigation satellite system modernizations, improving the availability of GNSS positioning services.

The opening ceremony of the BeiDou-3 global navigation satellite system (GNSS) was held in Beijing on July 31, officially celebrating the expansion of coverage offered by the critical Chinese space infrastructure to a global user base.

As a global supplier of industry-leading GNSS positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox has been driving technological innovation and deeply involved in the Chinese market for many years. Tests conducted across China and Europe have shown that including the BeiDou system can improve the positioning accuracy of GNSS receivers when multiple navigation satellite systems are tracked concurrently. In particular when signals are partially obstructed, positioning accuracy can be significantly improved by incorporating the BeiDou system.

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