The four parties believe that existing solutions for GNSS positioning services do not meet the needs of emerging high precision GNSS mass markets. The new enterprise is envisaged as a worldwide available and affordable solution for System Integrators, OEMs and receiver manufacturers.
Sapcorda will offer globally available GNSS positioning services via internet and satellite broadcast and will enable accurate GNSS positioning, “at centimetre level”. The offering will be designed to serve high volume automotive, industrial and consumer markets. A real-time correction data service will be delivered in a public, open format and is not bound to receiver hardware or systems. More information is promised, later in 2017.
“We are looking forward to collaborating with our partners in this joint venture. Together, we want to create a GNSS positioning service that fully supports the requirements for positioning sensors in the automotive sector. Only with built-in safety and the highest levels of precision will we be able to make automated driving reality,” says Jumana Al-Sibai, member of the executive management of the Chassis Systems Control division of the Robert Bosch GmbH.
Geo+ is a supplier of GNSS software for positioning applications.
“Geo++ anticipates defining the future of high precision positioning services with our partners at Bosch, Mitsubishi Electric and u-blox. The combination of the partners´ longstanding leadership in automotive and mass market solutions with Sapcorda’s commitment to push open formats will pave the way for a raft of next generation GNSS applications,” says Gerhard Wübbena founder & president of Geo++.
“Mitsubishi Electric aims to create a border-less global market for high precision positioning systems where receivers will be able to enjoy real-time correction data services potentially interoperable with the Japanese government´s “Centimeter Level Augmentation Service (CLAS)” via the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System. We believe that this venture will accelerate adoption of automated driving and safe driving support,” says Masamitsu Okamura, Executive Officer in charge of Electronic Systems at Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.