‘Advancements’ with Ted Danson explores autonomous tech with Septentrio

July 2, 2018  - By

An upcoming episode of “Advancements” with Ted Danson will explore recent developments in autonomous vehicles such as drones, cars, trucks, excavators and other heavy machinery.

The episode is scheduled to broadcast in the fourth quarter of this year.

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The segment will focus on Septentrio’s secure GNSS technology for unmanned systems. Septentrio is a designer and manufacturer of GNSS receivers and surveying equipment, delivering accurate and precise GNSS positioning scalable to centimeter-level even in challenging environments.

Advancements will educate viewers about Septentrio’s GNSS technology, which provides both the accuracy and robustness required, while integrating and synchronizing seamlessly with navigation systems and payloads.

“In a few years, autonomous cars will be driving us around, with greater safety, efficiency and comfort than ever before,” said Jan Van Hees, director of marketing and business development, Septentrio. “All of these vehicles depend critically on a multitude of sensors to determine where they are, with robust GNSS sensors at the heart of the system. It is critically important that the GNSS technology used supplies not just highly accurate data, but also a high level of reliability. That’s where the technology from Septentrio comes in.”

Autonomous trucks and agricultural machines are already being used to make worker activities safer and more efficient. Drones can go to places that would otherwise be too expensive or dangerous for human workers to reach.

Farmers use unmanned systems to survey and even spray crops; NGOs employ them to launch search and rescue operations in disaster zones; event coordinators monitor crowds with them at major musical festivals, and conservationists can track and protect endangered species better in risky areas with them.

Advancements logo“For many years now, driven by our customers, we have been developing GNSS technology for industrial applications that is not only very accurate, but also reliable in the harshest of environments,” Van Hees said. “With the advent of drones and the interest in developing autonomous cars and trucks, this focus on secure GNSS is becoming ever more important. It’s exciting to see this technology affecting our daily lives more and more.”

“UAVs and other autonomous systems have an enormous potential in aerial surveying, inspection, and a host of other industries,” said Rochelle Hyman, senior producer for the Advancements series. “The autonomous industry is important to Septentrio, and we look forward to sharing the innovative technologies that have been designed and developed by the company.”

The Advancements series is an information-based educational show, targeting recent advances across a number of industries and economies. Featuring state-of-the-art solutions and important issues facing today’s consumers and business professionals, Advancements focuses on cutting-edge developments, and brings this information to the public with the vision to enlighten about how technology and innovation continue to transform our world.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.