Point One Navigation, a provider of high-precision location solutions, recently announced that it was selected by the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) to provide real-time kinematic (RTK) corrections technology for the world's fastest autonomous racing cars at CES 2024 in Las Vegas.
Point One's RTK network delivers centimeter-accurate location services that make autonomous racing at high speeds possible. IAC race cars often exceed 180 mph and require precise location data for safe high-performance racing. The IAC chose Point One Navigation based on the company’s proven record in delivering precise location data to many companies through its RTK technology.
RTK in autonomous applications
“We’re proud to be selected by the Indy Autonomous Challenge to provide our RTK positioning technology for ALL of the autonomous racing cars at the CES 2024 IAC Racing event,” said Aaron Nathan, CEO of Point One Navigation. “These are the fastest autonomous racing cars in the world and they highlight the capabilities of our RTK solution and demonstrate our commitment to advancing innovation in the autonomous vehicle industry.”
Point One Navigation's RTK technology is now available for a wide range of autonomous applications
. This includes drones, robots, delivery robots, construction and farm equipment, and autonomous cars and trucks. The same high-precision technology that powers the fastest autonomous racing cars is now available to industries seeking reliable and high-precision navigation solutions
throughout North America and most of Europe.
“As with any competition, we want to win,” said Gary Passon, AIracingTech founder and Autonomous Motorsports Principal at UC Berkeley. “Point One's RTK technology is not only incredibly accurate but also remarkably easy to integrate and use. It has been an essential component in optimizing our vehicle's performance and has increased our ability to compete at such high speeds.”
Point One Navigation will also provide its RTK positioning technology to the next generation of engineering students striving to build autonomous machines and vehicles.
“Students are the purest kind of innovators,” Nathan said. “They’re pushing the envelope of what’s possible quicker than any business, even startups and cutting-edge companies. Many of our current team members participated in similar engineering challenges while in school. That experience has been decisive in driving our own technology forward.”
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