NovAtel® joins Baidu’s Apollo as official partner

> NovAtel has joined Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving ecosystem - Project Apollo. Project Apollo has been initiated to provide an open, comprehensive and reliable software platform for Baidu's partners in the automotive and autonomous driving industries. Accurate and reliable positioning is essential to any autonomous system. NovAtel SPAN® GNSS+INS products will provide position, orientation and time as a critical component of autonomous solutions.

Michael Ritter, President and CEO of NovAtel said, “NovAtel is excited to join Project Apollo and looks forward to working with Baidu and Apollo partners to provide highly accurate positioning solutions.”

NovAtel has a long history providing industry leading high precision GNSS solutions that are not only the highest quality but also incredibly reliable. “With our high-precision SPAN GNSS+INS positioning solutions, the future of autonomous driving development will reach the positioning requirements needed for a functionally safe, and exceptionally reliable solution.” Ritter continued, “Our commitment is to ensure autonomous vehicles have a highly accurate assured positioning solution.”

The Safety Critical Systems Group at NovAtel is focused on creating positioning products that will meet the exceptional performance and safety requirements of autonomous vehicles at the necessary production volumes and the required price point. Since its formation, this group of highly skilled engineers has made many positive inroads into the automotive industry, and joining the Baidu Apollo ecosystem is another step towards ensuring the future safety of autonomous vehicles.

Partners can use the Apollo open software platform together with the reference hardware platform to accelerate development of their customized autonomous vehicle solutions. More information about the Baidu Apollo ecosystem can be found here

Your regional media contact:

Allan MacAulay, Business Development Manager, Safety Critical Systems

Tel: 1-647-539-3958


About NovAtel

NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision OEM positioning technology. Developed for efficient and rapid integration, our products have set the standard in quality and performance for over 25 years. State-of-the-art, lean manufacturing facilities in our North American headquarters produce the industry’s most extensive line of OEM receivers, antennas and subsystems. All of our products are backed by a team of highly skilled application engineers.

NovAtel Inc. is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B;, a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.

Posted on 20/12/2017