NovAtel Showcasing its GNSS Technology for Autonomous Vehicles at CES 2018

At CES 2018Renesas Electronics Corporation is using NovAtel’s high-performance SPAN tightly coupled GNSS and Inertial Navigation System (INS) technologies with GNSS correction services for live autonomous vehicles demonstrations throughout CES. SPAN GNSS+INS products provide position, orientation and time solutions that are critical for autonomous applications.

NovAtel’s assured positioning technology not only delivers solutions based on signals from satellite constellations but also uses vehicle behavior modelling, inertial sensor integration and GNSS correction signals to improve accuracy and significantly reduce interruptions in availability. Renesas relies on NovAtel products to provide high integrity and accurate positioning for autonomous driving, ADAS, connected car feature demonstrations and automotive solutions that are being showcased at CES 2018.

With the commitment to ensure autonomous vehicles have assured positioning solutions, a dedicated team of highly skilled engineers formed the Safety Critical Systems Group at NovAtel to meet the exceptional performance and safety requirements of autonomous vehicles at the necessary production volumes with the required price point. Since its formation, the group has made many positive partnerships in the automotive industry. NovAtel and Renesas are currently collaborating on implementing NovAtel’s high-performance GNSS+INS positioning solution with the Renesas R-Car H3 system-on-chip (SoC). The R-Car H3 is compliant with the ISO 26262 functional safety standard for automotive applications, which aligns with NovAtel’s automotive strategy.

NovAtel has a long history providing leading high precision GNSS solutions that are high quality and reliable. As an ISO 9001 certified company, NovAtel is also developing an extensive product line of receivers, antennas, correction signals, positioning algorithms, sensor fusion solutions and systems that fulfill specific safety requirements of the automotive industry such as ISO 26262. For more information about NovAtel solutions for autonomous vehicles applications, click here.