The technology multinational GMV has recently stablished a partnership with u-blox, a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technology and services, to provide ready-to-use functional safe positioning solutions, based on its own proprietary solution, already put to the test in the Automated Driving domain.
GMV has more than 30 years of experience in GNSS and a strong legacy in Automotive with a track record of more than 20 years in the supply of automotive software. As part of its High Accuracy service portfolio, GMV already provides high accuracy, safe and reliable positioning service to its users. This solution comprises an onboard Positioning Engine software (PE) and a GNSS Correction Service (CS), which can be used together, optimizing the end user performances, or independently, enabling the combination with third party solutions.
Although GMV’s High Accuracy solution is currently being commercialized for multiple user domains (e.g. Precision Agriculture, Robotics, Space Missions, etc), one of the most relevant markets it addresses is the automotive one, meeting the highly demanding performance of automated driving applications. In this regard, the current partnership aims at developing an integrated ready-to-use end-to-end solution, further consolidating GMV’s position within the ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) domain, by combining GMV’s high accuracy and safety expertise, with u-blox leading positioning hardware.
This combined offer will allow customers to save integration efforts and accelerate time-to-market while enjoying the advantage of a cost-effective, proven functional safe positioning solution.
Further details will be announced in early 2023.
GMV is a privately owned technology business group founded in 1984 and trading on a worldwide scale in the following sectors: Space, Aeronautics, Defense and Security, Cybersecurity, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Automotive, Healthcare, Telecommunications and IT for government authorities and major corporations. In 2021, it had revenues of nearly 260 million euros. Working with a staff of over 2,500, the company now runs subsidiaries in Spain, USA, Germany, France, Poland, Portugal, Romania, UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, Malaysia, and Colombia. Seventy five percent of its turnover comes from international projects on all five continents. The company’s growth strategy is based on continuous innovation, and it plows back 10% of its turnover into inhouse R&D. GMV has reached CMMI level 5, the world’s most prestigious model in terms of enhancing an organization’s process capability, and it has numerous international patents. Currently, GMV is the world’s number-one independent supplier of ground control systems for commercial telecommunications satellite operators and the European leader in the ground segment of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (EGNOS and Galileo). It is also the primary provider of C41 command and control systems for the Spanish Army and the leading national provider of telematic systems for public transport. For over 15 years now it has also been a tried-and-trusted provider of telematics software, services, and systems in the automotive sector. In the ICT sector it has become a national benchmark as a provider of advanced cybersecurity solutions and services for IP networks, ICT applications and mobility applications for governments and the development of e-Administration.
u blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart and reliable solutions, services, and products let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short-range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and secure data services and connectivity, u blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA.