HxGN SmartNet is used for driverless racing

HxGN SmartNet Goes Racing

When designing a driverless racing car, you’ll need precision you can count on. This required centimetre-level precise positioning is provided by HxGN SmartNet, the world’s largest Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) correction service provider.

Together with HxGN SmartNet, Leica Geosystems is supporting the ETH Zurich «Formula Student» project with their technology in the category driverless. The Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ) was founded in 2006 by students of ETH Zurich and has produced a prototype to compete in various «Formula Student» competitions in Europe every year since then. More than 700 engineers throughout Europe are already participating in this competition. 

For this autonomous racing, HxGN SmartNet’s GNSS corrections are used as the “ground truth” for positioning the car. Reliability and accuracy of the positioning are crucial for autonomous driving.

 

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