Hexagon | NovAtel® Delivers OEM7® Driver Built on Robot Operating System

Purpose Built Driver Now Available Through NovAtel GitHub Repository

28 May 2020

Hexagon | NovAtel is pleased to announce the release of its first purpose-built driver, powered by Robot Operating System (ROS™), to support its industry-leading OEM7 family of GNSS receivers. The driver, developed by NovAtel engineers, provides an optimized interface enabling users to accelerate autonomous development projects by quickly incorporating NovAtel OEM7 receivers into custom applications. The driver is available for immediate download through the new NovAtel GitHub repository or as a ROS Binary Package for direct installation.

With the release of a NovAtel-developed OEM7 driver built on ROS, developers can now confidently access the critical data needed to build autonomy algorithms for academic investigations, ride-share programs, and other applications. Data from numerous sensors can be combined to help move projects into higher levels of autonomy faster without the need to adapt community-developed drivers.

The novatel_oem7_driver is available as a binary directly from ROS or for source code download on the NovAtel GitHub repository.

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