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Hexagon Positioning Intelligence attains milestone for safe autonomous driving

May 23, 2018  - By

Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division has achieved a milestone toward its goal of safe autonomy on the road. The division is developing functionally safe positioning technologies for fully autonomous vehicles and other applications.

A third-party audit has been completed that confirms process compliance with key automotive specifications ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 26262 Functional Safety Design Assurance. This is an important step toward the development of functionally safe new technology that meets the exceptional safety standards set by the automotive industry, Hexagon said.

“We’re thrilled to have our core engineering processes updated to meet the requirements of automotive applications,” said Jonathan Auld, vice president of Safety Critical Systems, Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division. “We are building on a 25+ year history in safety of life solutions for the marine and aviation industries, and we expect this leadership to serve us well in automotive.”