Vicomtech participates at the demonstration of the high precision positioning system of the ACCURATE OBU by Valeo and Hexagon at the ITS World Congress in Hamburg


The system was built on Valeo's Vulcano TCU with automotive grade, mass market dual frequency GNSS receiver and MEMS IMU. It ran Hexagon's Software Positioning Engine and TerraStar X correction service to enable lane level positioning. The demonstration did not only visualize the accuracy of the system in real time on public roads but also Protection Levels which are the functional safety features to enable highly automated driving. The ACCURATE OBU is being designed for L4/L5 autonomous driving and will rely on a highly precise and safe absolute positioning amongst other sensors.

The demonstration vehicle was fully booked throughout the entire congress. Visitors were very interested in seeing and understanding the solution. They did not only come from the Automotive Industry incl. Car Makers and Technology Providers, but also for example from Railway, Aerospace, and the public sector.

This European Project led by Vicomtech, aims at developing a high precision positioning automotive system for enabling the development and deployment of complex automated driving functions.

ACCURATE will develop a high precision positioning On Board Unit (OBU), that can be integrated in systems required by any Car, Truck or Bus OEM, based on tight heterogenous sensor fusion that will be easily integrable on Automated Driving platforms for any vehicle for reaching SAE L4 and L5 automated driving levels

ACCURATE has a consortium of 7 partners from 3 different countries, duration of three years and a total financial contribution of 2 Million €. This project has received funding from the EUSPA Fundamental Elements programme under grant agreement No. GSA/GRANT/03/2018/01.


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