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Hexagon Introduces TerraStar X Positioning Technology to Chinese Market

By Mike Ball / 18 Jan 2022
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Hexagon Terrastar X positioningHexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division has partnered with Chinese positioning company Dayou to bring TerraStar X technology to the Chinese market. TerraStar X provides fast precise point positioning (PPP) corrections for autonomous vehicles and robotics applications. The partnership will enable Hexagon and Dayou to provide consistent positioning solutions globally, including in North America, Europe and China, allowing OEMs to deploy the same design worldwide.

The GNSS corrections generated from TerraStar X technology enable lane-level accuracy with convergence in under a minute for consumer and automotive-grade GNSS receivers, supporting ADAS, autonomous applications, safety-critical applications, and more. TerraStar X technology delivers corrections using industry-standard formats compatible with mobile networks and enabling efficient delivery of corrections to millions of end-user devices. Through the partnership with Dayou, OEMs can now deploy the same high-accuracy solution across China in addition to North America and Europe while having access to local sales, support and technical resources.

Using Dayou’s local infrastructure to calculate ionosphere corrections, TerraStar X technology ensures that fast convergence to lane-level and sub-metre accuracy is available when needed. Engineering development test areas are available around the world to support large-scale programs with functional safety requirements.

Sara Masterson, director of positioning services at Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division, commented: “This partnership provides a way for global companies to leverage TerraStar X technology to bring consistent lane-level positioning around the globe. With its hardware-agnostic design, industry-standard format and delivery of corrections, this technology opens up the possibility of precise positioning for a multitude of new mass-market applications for customers to use one software positioning solution on all platforms worldwide.”

Dr. Han Jianxin, chief executive officer at Dayou, stated: “Dayou is excited to be working with Hexagon in China to bring this next level of positioning technology to market. High accuracy positioning used to be limited to expensive equipment and niche markets like survey and mapping. With TerraStar X technology, everyone can have the benefit of more accurate positioning, opening up new applications ranging from autonomous driving and freight to regular smartphone users moving from point A to B.”

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