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ELWAG Project announced to advance autonomous vehicle positioning

By [email protected] - 22nd June 2018 - 09:42

Spirent Communications plc has received funding from Innovate UK to help research sensor fusion. The Enhanced Assured Location Simulator Leveraging WiFi and GNSS Sensor Fusion (ELWAG) project will develop better testing to assure position accuracy. Spirent will be working with project partners WMG, University of Warwick and Chronos Technology Ltd. on the project, which will last 18 months. GNSS offers the opportunity for providing highly accurate position determination and developers are keen to exploit the additional performance offered through “fusing” location information from multiple sensors. Complementing GNSS accuracy with a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) inertial sensor, which is always available, and WiFi, results in a fused solution that has higher accuracy, availability and integrity than any of the primary sources.