Excessive-accuracy car positioning to inside 50cm with out correction knowledge


Alps Alpine and Furuno Collectively Develop UMSZ6 Sequence GNSS Module Realizing Excessive-Accuracy Car Positioning to Inside 50cm With out Correction Knowledge, a World First for Automotive Use

Alps Alpine Co., Ltd. and Furuno Electrical Co., Ltd. have collectively developed the UMSZ6 Sequence GNSS1 Module realizing high-accuracy positioning to inside 50 centimeters with out correction knowledge, a world-first for automotive purposes. Even on basic roads (approx. three meters vast), the module reliably allows car positioning right down to the lane degree, as is required of varied V2X2 purposes, thereby contributing to better sophistication of autonomous driving capabilities. With a view to enterprise gross sales promotion actions worldwide, efforts will likely be made to reinforce the diploma of completion of the product via efficiency evaluations involving demonstration testing. We purpose for a begin to mass manufacturing in 2023.

Technological innovation is gathering momentum inside the automotive CASE domains (Linked, Autonomous, Shared & Companies, Electrical). Within the autonomous driving area, a rising variety of autos on the street have Degree 2 automated driving functionality, permitting them to autonomously comply with the car in entrance beneath sure circumstances whereas staying of their lane. Vehicles able to Degree 3 automated driving, the place the system carries out all driving duties however beneath restricted circumstances, equivalent to throughout expressway or low-speed driving, have additionally not too long ago been developed. Some are already in the marketplace. Nevertheless, the unfold of Degree 3 autonomous autos and additional developments in autonomous driving performance will rely upon the provision of auto positioning that’s extra user-friendly and much more correct.

The UMSZ6 Sequence GNSS Module collectively developed by Alps Alpine and Furuno realizes high-accuracy car positioning to inside 50 centimeters even with out having to make use of place correction knowledge, a world-first for automotive purposes. That is achieved utilizing a multi-frequency GNSS receiver chip primarily based on Furuno’s Prolonged Provider Aiding3 expertise. Working prices related to RTK4 base stations, correction knowledge receiving, and correction knowledge use is not wanted, maximizing price efficiency, whereas dependable car positioning right down to the lane degree is feasible even on basic roads (approx. three meters vast). Alps Alpine experience in module creation collected over a few years within the automotive enterprise was utilized to comprehend compact dimensions of 17.8 × 18.0 × 3.11mm whereas conforming to automotive grade, contributing to better freedom for patrons in end-product design.

Beneath the joint improvement, Furuno has developed and provided an authentic multi-frequency GNSS receiver chip – eRideOPUS 9 (mannequin ePV9000B) – and algorithm. Alps Alpine is utilizing the chip earlier than anybody else to create and commercialize the UMSZ6 Sequence GNSS Module and can perform evaluations inside a real-car atmosphere to evaluate efficiency and interoperability with V2X and different communication modules, and pursue gross sales promotion inside the automotive market.

Government officers from the 2 corporations have the next to say concerning the joint improvement.

Hideo Izumi, Vice President, Machine Enterprise, Alps Alpine Co., Ltd.:

“Relative car positioning accuracy is consistently bettering because of millimeter-wave radar, LiDAR and digital camera expertise. Reaching absolute place accuracy right down to the lane degree is important for each V2X purposes and real Degree 3 automated driving, however system-related prices related to RTK expertise have been an impediment. Getting round this with a multi-frequency GNSS receiver chip primarily based on Furuno’s Prolonged Provider Aiding expertise, which realizes high-accuracy car positioning to inside 50 centimeters with out correction knowledge, will doubtless show to be a breakthrough in V2X and superior autonomous driving expertise.”

Katsunori Motokawa, Government Officer System Merchandise Division Basic Supervisor, Furuno Electrical Co., Ltd.:

“Autonomous driving has made speedy progress within the automotive business and is demanding ever larger ranges of positioning accuracy. By teaming up with Alps Alpine, an organization with an intensive monitor file within the automotive market, module creation experience conforming to stringent automotive grade requirements, and C-V2X system choices, we consider the excessive positioning accuracy Furuno has achieved can contribute to sensible software and better sophistication of autonomous driving expertise.”

The following process will likely be to guage the module’s efficiency, for instance via demonstration testing, and produce the product to a better diploma of completion as we stay up for gross sales promotion worldwide. Our purpose is to start mass manufacturing in 2023. By way of the event and provide of communication modules for not solely GNSS, but in addition applied sciences like 5G and V2X, supporting the development of autonomous driving, we are going to proceed to contribute to protected and cozy automobile-based mobility.

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