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GMV spearheading the development of positioning technology for autonomous vehicles

By [email protected] - 1st October 2019 - 15:05

The technology multinational GMV announced the award of an important contract for development of a precise satellite-based (GNSS) positioning system with integrity for the new generation of autonomous vehicles of the German carmaker BMW Group. Autonomous driving calls for technology and systems providing a positioning service with the maximum precision, safety and reliability. This is where GMV’s inhouse autonomous-car solutions come into their own, based on global navigation satellite systems and drawing on the company’s proven expertise and experience in the space sector.

The Spanish multinational’s technology solution is going to be developed for the first time in BMW Group’s autonomous vehicles. This positioning software calculates the vehicle’s position and other magnitudes, using advanced GMV-developed algorithms, including components that have already been patented. These algorithms have been especially modified and adapted to meet BMW Group’s performance and safety requirements. Not only that, but the developed software will abide by the most demanding automotive standards and the highest quality levels of safety-critical software.