Spanish technology firm GMV has won a major contract to develop GNSS positioning systems for BMW’s next generation of autonomous vehicles.
GMV’s positioning software uses advanced algorithms to calculate the vehicle’s position and other magnitudes based on the signals from a network of satellites. These algorithms will be specially modified and adapted to meet BMW’s performance and safety requirements.
Another key component provided by GMV is a GNSS correction service that will be run in a secure area using data from a global network of monitoring stations set up by GMV specifically for this contract.
Miguel Ángel Martínez Olagüe, GMV’s general manager of intelligent transportation systems, said, “GMV has been investing for many years in the key GNSS technologies that are essential for autonomous driving systems. For our company, this contract represents a unique opportunity to capitalize on all that effort, providing a product of outstanding performance for the automotive industry.”
For more on GNSS and positioning technology, catch the Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium in Novi, MI in October. The first day has a session titled “Mapping and Positioning” dedicated to the topic. For more information, up-to-date programs and rates, click here.