Madrid, Spain, and Thalwil, Switzerland – March 16, 2023 – u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technology and services, and GMV a company leader in Navigation providing solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles proudly announce their partnership agreement to combine u-blox's GNSS receiver hardware with GMV's safe correction service, sensor fusion, and positioning engine. The end-to-end solution addresses the needs of automotive applications by providing a holistic safety approach that maximizes performance and minimizes time-to-market costs.
The collaboration between these two safe positioning pioneers is a significant step forward in the automotive positioning industry. From Q2 2023 onwards, u-blox will directly commercialize the solution, including integration service and certification support to be provided jointly by u-blox and GMV, for applications like ADAS Level 2+ and up to vehicle autonomy.
Regarding the partnership, Miguel Romay, General Manager of GMV Satellite Navigation Systems, said: "We are thrilled to partner with u-blox for a common purpose: deliver a comprehensive safe positioning solution for the automotive industry. Based on our combined expertise and experience, we will provide a cost-effective and reliable solution for the current needs of automotive Tier 1’s and OEMs worldwide."
u-blox's Head of Product Centers, Andreas Thiel, added: "For u-blox, this is a natural fit partnership; we are both committed to delivering high-performance and safe positioning solutions for the automotive industry. Based on our complementing products, we are excited to work with GMV and offer a comprehensive solution that provides next-gen safe positioning at best-in-class performance."
The collaboration between GMV and u-blox was forged at the recent Mobile World Congress (MWC), Barcelona 2023. The two companies will work hand in hand to integrate their respective technologies and provide a seamless solution for the needs of future automotive applications worldwide.
GMV is a privately owned technology business group founded in 1984 and trading on a worldwide scale in the following sectors: Space, Aeronautics, Defense and Security, Cybersecurity, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Automotive, Healthcare, Telecommunications and IT for government authorities and major corporations. In 2021, it had revenues of nearly 260 million euros. Working with a staff of over 3,000, the company now runs subsidiaries in Spain, USA, Germany, France, Poland, Portugal, Romania, UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, Malaysia, and Colombia. Seventy five percent of its turnover comes from international projects on all five continents. The company's growth strategy is based on continuous innovation, and it plows back 5% of its turnover into inhouse R&D. www.gmv.com
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u‑blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart and reliable solutions, services and products let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and secure data services and connectivity, u‑blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost‑effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA. (www.u‑blox.com) Find us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter @ublox, Instagram and YouTube
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