u-blox releases revolutionary automotive dead-reckoning GPS solution
Off‑the‑shelf solution requires minimum host integration to deliver highly‑accurate navigation in tunnels and park garages
u‑blox’ Automotive DR solution enables unbroken navigation in situations where GPS signals are blocked or weak
u‑blox’ Automotive DR solution is compatible with virtually any car model
Dead Reckoning capability is becoming a standard feature in all in‑car navigation and telematics systems, a market which is predicted to grow at a rate of 20% per year, from 20 million units sold in 2010 to 49 million units in 2015.
“Our ADR solution is revolutionary in that it requires no customization and runs entirely on the GPS chip.” said Thomas Seiler, u‑blox CEO. “The off‑the‑shelf solution requires minimum integration efforts, reducing risk, cost, and time‑to‑market”.
In addition to vehicle navigation, ADR supports a growing number of safety, security and road‑pricing applications such as emergency call, pay‑as‑you‑drive insurance, road pricing, and stolen vehicle tracking. The solution ensures uninterrupted navigation and tracking using aiding data from wheel tick sensors and optional gyroscope acquired from the vehicle data bus. It is completely self‑calibrating, requiring no pre‑configuration.
The solution runs on u blox’ automotive grade GPS receiver chips which are all AEC‑Q100 compliant and manufactured according to the TS‑16949 Quality Management Standard.