Hexagon Positioning Intelligence Introduces PIM7500 for Autonomous Applications




Bertrandt selects the PIM7500, seen as the “Perfect Fit”, to integrate into their platform to power an autonomous commuter bus.

Calgary, Canada – 24 May 2018 – Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division is pleased to announce the new PIM7500 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver explicitly designed for autonomous automotive platform development and solutions. This single-sided receiver features a compact form factor that solders down directly for easy integration with electronic control modules and Artificial Intelligence (AI) development platforms. The PIM7500 is available in low to mid-volume quantities making it the ideal GNSS receiver to use in mileage accumulation fleets. The new receiver also features dual-frequency GNSS reception from all available constellations including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, NavIC, QZSS and SBAS. The PIM7500 offers sub-metre and centimetre-level positioning using Hexagon Correction Services to deliver the high-accuracy positioning required for the autonomous industry.

“Hexagon Positioning Intelligence has a strong commitment to the automotive market and will utilize its leadership in GNSS-based technology to provide high precision and safe positioning systems to the automotive market – now and in the future,” said Andreas Niemann, business development manager at Hexagon Positioning Intelligence.

Bertrandt (www.bertrandt.com/en), a European company that specializes in automotive controls technology development, has selected the PIM7500 receiver as the precise positioning component on their innovation platform. Bertrandt is developing an innovation platform that uses the PIM7500 receiver and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) from Hexagon Positioning Intelligence combined with LiDAR sensors together to perform image processing for object detection, collect precise route data and generate highly accurate maps. The innovation platform will be implemented on one of the public transportation electric busses in Regensburg, Germany.

“We are pleased to have Hexagon Positioning Intelligence onboard our innovation platform for this project,” said Ulrich Haboeck, team leader of electronics and software development at Bertrandt. “Hexagon Positioning Intelligence is the perfect fit to provide the GNSS sensor components for the platform because their technology will ensure the success of the project.”

Bertrandt announced the innovation platform on May 16, 2018. Hexagon Positioning Intelligence will be participating in Bertrandt’s TechDays on September 27 and 28, 2018 to demonstrate automotive and safety-critical GNSS and inertial solutions.

“Bertrandt is an ideal technology partner for us, and we are excited to be invited to have the PIM7500 as a component on their innovation platform,” said Niemann.

For more information about the PIM7500, please visit: www.hexagonpositioning.com/pim7500

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About Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence Division

Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division is a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions for assured positioning for land, sea, and air. Our solutions power intelligent positioning ecosystems in vital industries and safety-of-life applications, enabling the advancement of the Autonomous X (cars, UAVs, industrial vehicles, trains, vessels, and more). The division includes leading brands NovAtel and VERIPOS. Learn more at hexagonpositioning.com.

Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.



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