Hexagon Positioning Intelligence Introduces PIM7500 for Autonomous Applications

(Calgary, Canada, May 24, 2018)- Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division is pleased to announce the new PIM7500 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver explicitly designed for autonomous automotive platform development and solutions. This single-sided receiver features a compact form factor that solders down directly for easy integration with electronic control modules and Artificial Intelligence (AI) development platforms. The PIM7500 is available in low to mid-volume quantities making it the ideal GNSS receiver to use in mileage accumulation fleets. The new receiver also features dual-frequency GNSS reception from all available constellations including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, NavIC, QZSS and SBAS. The PIM7500 offers sub-metre and centimetre-level positioning using Hexagon Correction Services to deliver the high-accuracy positioning required for the autonomous industry.
“Hexagon Positioning Intelligence has a strong commitment to the automotive market and will utilize its leadership in GNSS-based technology to provide high precision and safe positioning systems to the automotive market – now and in the future,” said Andreas Niemann, business development manager at Hexagon Positioning Intelligence.

Bertrandt (www.bertrandt.com/en), a European company that specializes in automotive controls technology development, has selected the PIM7500 receiver as the precise positioning component on their innovation platform. Bertrandt is developing an innovation platform that uses the PIM7500 receiver and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) from Hexagon Positioning Intelligence combined with LiDAR sensors together to perform image processing for object detection, collect precise route data and generate highly accurate maps. The innovation platform will be implemented on one of the public transportation electric busses in Regensburg, Germany.

“We are pleased to have Hexagon Positioning Intelligence onboard our innovation platform for this project,” said Ulrich Haboeck, team leader of electronics and software development at Bertrandt. “Hexagon Positioning Intelligence is the perfect fit to provide the GNSS sensor components for the platform because their technology will ensure the success of the project.”

Bertrandt announced the innovation platform on May 16, 2018. Hexagon Positioning Intelligence will be participating in Bertrandt’s TechDays on September 27 and 28, 2018 to demonstrate automotive and safety-critical GNSS and inertial solutions.

“Bertrandt is an ideal technology partner for us, and we are excited to be invited to have the PIM7500 as a component on their innovation platform,” said Niemann.

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About NovAtel

NovAtel is a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions for assured positioning for land, sea, and air. NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision positioning technology developed for efficient and rapid integration. Its solutions are empowering intelligent positioning ecosystems in vital industries that depend on the ability to tackle the most complex challenges in the most demanding environments. Learn more at NovAtel.com.

NovAtel is part of Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division, which also includes VERIPOS and AutonomouStuff.

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions that are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.2bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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Posted on 24/05/2018