Company’s new division will further HD mapping

September 8th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Mitsubishi Electric Europe has established the High Precision Positioning Systems Division at its German branch headquarters. The division offers key technologies to accelerate the introduction of centimetre-level autonomous driving and safe driving assistance. These are the mobile mapping system (MMS) and the high-precision AQLOC positioning receiver with centimetre-level accuracy for applications in road and utility vehicles, harbours 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. Mitsubishi is making mobile mapping and high-precision positioning systems available in Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania, where the demand for highly accurate, precise and efficient field surveys and infrastructure inspections is expected to grow. MMS and AQLOC equipment will be manufactured by the company’s parent company in Japan, having participated in the production of more than 500 Japanese and international satellites as the prime contractor or major subcontractor.

Contact Niels Meinke, Mitsubishi Electric Europe, niels.meinke@meg.mee.com

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