Joint venture targets high precision GNSS positioning for mass markets

August 08, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
Bosch, Geo++, Mitsubishi Electric and u-blox have joined forces to create Sapcorda Services GmbH, a joint venture that will bring high precision GNSS positioning services to mass market applications.

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.