U‑blox positioning module features both UDR and ADR technology

January 3, 2022  - By
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Photo: u-blox

U‑blox has announced the NEO-M9V module, its first GNSS positioning receiver to offer both untethered dead reckoning (UDR) and automotive dead reckoning (ADR).

The NEO-M9V is suitable for fleet management and micro-mobility applications that require reliable meter-level positioning accuracy even in challenging GNSS signal environments such as urban canyons.

Vehicle fleet managers seeking to cut costs and lower their carbon footprint depend on accurate positioning and navigation data to reduce fuel consumption. Micro-mobility operators need to accurately locate their individual bikes and scooters.

Using inertial sensor measurements, UDR offers a smooth navigation experience in dense urban environments by bridging gaps in GNSS signal coverage and mitigating the impact of multipath effects caused by GNSS signals that bounce off buildings. ADR further increases positioning accuracy in demanding environments by including the vehicle speed in the sensor-fusion algorithm.

Offering both UDR and ADR on the same module delivers maximum positioning performance and design flexibility, u-blox said. The NEO-M9V also features dynamic models optimized for both cars and e-scooters.

NEO-M9V is based on the u‑blox M9 GNSS technology platform. Its ability to track up to four GNSS constellations maximizes the number of GNSS satellites within its line of sight at any given moment. Integrated SAW and low-noise amplifier filters offer excellent interference mitigation for a robust solution. Compatibility with the NEO form factor reduces migration efforts for customers upgrading existing designs.

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.