Mitsubishi Electric launches High Precision Positioning Systems Division

August 31, 2019  - By
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According to Mitsubishi Electric, its Mobile Mapping System uses car-mounted GNSS antennas, laser scanners and cameras to gather 3D positioning data for road assets with high-level accuracy. (Photo: Mitsubishi Electric)

According to Mitsubishi Electric, its Mobile Mapping System uses car-mounted GNSS antennas, laser scanners and cameras to gather 3D positioning data for road assets with high-level accuracy. (Photo: Mitsubishi Electric)

Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. has established a High Precision Positioning Systems Division at its German branch headquarters in Ratingen, Germany.

According to the company, the new division offers key technologies to German and European customers to accelerate the introduction of centimeter-level autonomous driving and safe driving assistance. These solutions include the Mobile Mapping System (MMS) and the high-precision AQLOC positioning receiver with centimeter-level accuracy for applications in road and utility vehicles, harbors and drones, as well as the agricultural sector.

AQLOC will be compatible with GNSS services and positioning data augmentation services by Sapcorda, a joint-venture by Mitsubishi Electric, Bosch, Geo++ and u-blox. MMS uses car-mounted GNSS antennas, laser scanners and cameras to gather 3D positioning data for road assets with high-level accuracy, creating the comprehensive, high-definition 3D maps needed to support autonomous driving, the company said.

The high-accuracy positioning receiver AQLOC will be compatible with GNSS services and positioning data augmentation services provided by joint venture Sapcorda. (Photo: Mitsubishi Electric)

The high-accuracy positioning receiver AQLOC will be compatible with GNSS services and positioning data augmentation services provided by joint venture Sapcorda. (Photo: Mitsubishi Electric)

“We are happy to add this new business area to our wide-ranging mobility solution portfolio, which already includes automotive equipment, power devices and railway systems,” said Andreas Wagner, president of the German Branch of Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. “The High Precision Positioning Systems Division rounds out our mobility sector and will offer German and European customers essential technologies for highly precise autonomous driving systems in a variety of scenarios.”

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is making mobile mapping and high-precision positioning systems available in Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania. The company also will showcase the new business unit’s portfolio at Intergeo 2019, which will take place Sept. 17-19 in Stuttgart, Germany.

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