Septentrio, maker of high-precision GNSS/INS positioning solutions, and XenomatiX, provider of true-solid-state-LiDAR technology for autonomous applications and road management solutions, have initiated a partnership to benefit the XenoTrack lidar system.
Septentrio designs and manufactures multi-frequency multi-constellation GNSS/INS positioning and orientation technology for demanding applications. Their centimeter-level positioning enables machine and vehicle automation improving efficiency and safety. Septentrio provides positioning and orientation solutions for industrial applications such as robotics, construction, survey and mapping, maritime, logistics and unmanned aerial vehicles.
XenomatiX made headlines as the first company to offer “true solid state lidar” solutions for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) and road digitization. XenomatiX’ products include customized series production lidar modules, called X-Module for ADAS and AD.
In the new partnership, XenomatiX plans to use a compact and robust GNSS/INS receiver from Septentrio, re AsteRx SBi3 Pro+, to provide millimeter-accurate analysis of pavement conditions using global positioning coordinates.
Septentrio’s GNSS/INS will be a part of XenomatiX’ Road LiDAR called XenoTrack, which has been used by road surveyors and road management companies. Septentrio’s AsteRx SBi3, high-performance RTK GNSS/INS receiver with a dual antenna setup, ensures cm-accurate geotagging of the XenoTrack point cloud frames for relative and global millimeter accuracy over large distances. Moreover, the unique inertial GNSS – IMU integration algorithm enables dead-reckoning, which means continuous positioning in environments of low satellite visibility where GNSS outages occur.
While traditional road scanning based on laser profilers relies solely on accurate GNSS/INS to stitch consecutive profiles together, the XenoTrack captures a 3D topography of an entire area in a single shot. XenomatiX’ sensor fusion algorithms combine visual SLAM techniques with GNSS, IMU and CAN to obtain a seamless map of the road shape.
Septentrio and XenomatiX' aim to pair their technologies in the continuing pursuit of safer ADAS solutions. XenoLidar-X, XenomatiX’ LiDAR, is designed for advanced ADAS applications, and Septentrio’s high-precision GNSS receiver can optimize vehicle perception in localization and SLAM applications.
XenomatiX offers a complete mapping system as well as services including data from the XenoTrack sensor, camera and RTK GNSS/INS receiver with dual antenna - all delivered in a form factor that is meant to fit a standard vehicle. For more information on XenoTrack or the AsteRX SBi3 Pro+ receiver, visit their respective product pages.