industry news
Subscribe Now

Industry-driven DINPAS consortium paves the way for fully autonomous systems by advancing globally available, highly accurate positioning

Thalwil, Switzerland – January 20, 2022 – Autonomous vehicles, machines, drones, and other automated systems rely on sensors to accurately locate themselves in their environments. While today’s autonomous systems primarily rely on absolute position data for navigation, future applications will also use it to share sensor data with other systems and the infrastructure. Moreover, accurate absolute positioning will play a growing role in evaluating and testing autonomous systems as well as in collecting training data for the development of AI and machine learning algorithms.

Autonomous systems will likely be essential for the development of flexible, scalable airports with optimized and seamless flows of passengers, goods, and data, as well as highly secured and robust facilities to ensure safe travelling. Enabling them will require precise and reliable positioning and continuous connectivity through digital infrastructure – the focus topics of the DINPAS project.

Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) offer a key technology for absolute positioning, meeting industry requirements in terms of cost, accuracy, and availability. They do so by leveraging correction information from a GNSS reference network, which can be efficiently distributed to support wide-ranging use cases and large numbers of devices globally using an open and interoperable data format and efficient mobile network operator distribution defined by the cellular standards organization 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Program).
Funded by the Vinnova program “Advanced and Innovative Digital Infrastructure,” DINPAS, short for Digital Infrastructure enabling accurate Positioning for Autonomous Systems, aims to evaluate the requirements of future autonomous airports in terms of reliable, precise positioning as well as scalability to large numbers of devices, to benefit the next generation of industrial digital solutions. The targeted implementation, including software for generating corrections, 3GPP-based delivery, and navigation device, will be used for evaluating relevant performance.

The total budget of the project, which runs from October 1, 2021, until September 30, 2023, is 15.4 MSEK. The DINPAS-consortium is an industry-wide cooperation between research institutes, the telecom-industry, telecom operator as well as small and medium-sized companies and consists of RISE, AstaZero, Combitech, Ericsson, IBG, Katla Aero, Lantmäteriet, Telia, and u-blox.

Coordinator Stefan Nord, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden,

About u blox
u blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart and reliable solutions, services and products let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and secure data services and connectivity, u blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA. ( Find us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter @ublox and YouTube

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
May 18, 2022
Learn how award-winning ARC processor IP powers automotive functional safety tech, from automotive sensors to embedded vision systems, alongside AI algorithms. The post Award-Winning Processors Drive Greater Intelligence and Safety into Autonomous Automotive Systems appeared...
May 18, 2022
The Virtuoso Education Kit has just been released and now there is already a new kit available: The Organic Printed Electronics PDK Education Kit ! This kit also uses Virtuoso as the main Cadence... ...
May 12, 2022
By Shelly Stalnaker Every year, the editors of Elektronik in Germany compile a list of the most interesting and innovative… ...
Apr 29, 2022
What do you do if someone starts waving furiously at you, seemingly delighted to see you, but you fear they are being overenthusiastic?...

featured video

Intel® Agilex™ M-Series with HBM2e Technology

Sponsored by Intel

Intel expands the Intel® Agilex™ FPGA product offering with M-Series devices equipped with high fabric densities, in-package HBM2e memory, and DDR5 interfaces for high-memory bandwidth applications.

Learn more about the Intel® Agilex™ M-Series

featured paper

Reduce EV cost and improve drive range by integrating powertrain systems

Sponsored by Texas Instruments

When you can create automotive applications that do more with fewer parts, you’ll reduce both weight and cost and improve reliability. That’s the idea behind integrating electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) designs.

Click to read more

featured chalk talk

Hot-Swap and Power Protection -- Mouser Electronics and Analog Devices

Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Analog Devices

When it comes to our always-on, critical systems we need to carefully consider power protection and maintainability. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Dwight Larson investigate the issues that surround hot-plugging into an energized power supply, the best solutions to consider, what the different hot-swap circuit topologies look like for a variety of applications and why the MAX15090B/C with its innovative current foldback startup may be the best solution for your next design.

Click here for more information about Maxim Integrated MAX15090B/MAX15090C Hot Swap ICs