Keeping an Overview in City Traffic
NAVENTIK - a spin-off from Chemnitz University of Technology - has developed software for precise environmental detection of vehicles in urban areas. Since fall 2022, the company has been part of u-blox, a Swiss provider of chips and modules that support satellite navigation systems.
Ok – (semi-)autonomous driving on federal expressways works already. In other words, in well-structured environments in which there are only white lines and no persons or traffic lights at all. But in dense urban traffic with many interactors, vehicle localization is often impaired which, in turn, hinders the navigation. Right here, the experts from Chemnitz come into play: They have developed a software for the precise environmental recognition of vehicles in urban areas. This software identifies sources of interference and error, analyzes them, and compensates them. In addition, the software also permits the use of other sensor data from the car to determine the location. It is, thus, possible to localize a position even if the direct signal from the satellites is interrupted. The result: Autonomous vehicles keep an eye on everything in urban traffic.
As a development center for u-blox, the NAVENTIK experts will continue to offer high-performance vehicle localization technology for mass market applications.u-blox