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Septentrio and Artisense demonstrate advanced localization technology for AV

By [email protected] - 1st November 2019 - 11:24

Septentrio, a manufacturer of high-accuracy GPS/GNSS technology for demanding applications, is providing positioning technology to Artisense, supplier of innovative computer vision solutions for automated vehicles. Artisense incorporates Septentrio GPS/GNSS in their latest Visual Inertial Navigation System (VINS). VINS combines computer vision, inertial sensors and GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) measurements to deliver highly accurate global 3D positioning and orientation information in any environment, even indoors. Multi-constellation, multi-frequency GNSS technology provides reliable centimetre-level global positioning to the VINS system with accuracy required for lane-level manoeuvring and V2V warning systems. Cameras and inertial sensors continue accurate localization as the vehicle moves into tunnels or parking garages with no line-of-sight to GNSS satellites. Although the system uses a relatively simple MEMs IMU and off-the-shelf cameras, it delivers precision and reliability of a high-end INS system.