Swift Navigation, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson and Quectel
Swift Navigation, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson and Quectel Announce New Vision for Supporting 3GPP SSR Standard
SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2020 (GLOBE
NEWSWIRE) -- Swift Navigation, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson
today announced a new industry vision for how precise positioning
will be delivered to enable autonomous driving, mobile and IoT
applications, supporting an interoperable and standards-driven
Precision positioning using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is today delivered using proprietary and legacy protocols that are not scaling to meet the demands of emerging applications. Building on the combined work of the companies, a new standard utilizing State Space Representation (SSR) technology will be released in the latest revision of 3GPP, Release 16. The 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)—which Swift, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson and Quectel are contributing members—unites the world’s seven telecommunications standards organizations to define specifications and maintain global telecommunications standards. This milestone represents the first time a truly open and independently-governed standard has been available to support precise positioning—backed by ecosystem demand from the wide reaches of 3GPP.
This vision extends to any Internet-connected device by making new levels of precision available to users via standard Internet protocols, including the familiar Secure User Plane Location (SUPL) protocol, a widely adopted standard for mobile GNSS assistance data. Swift...