Verizon introduces Hyper Precise Location with Real Time Kinematics (RTK)

Verizon has built and deployed RTK reference stations nationwide in order to provide pinpoint level accuracy to RTK compatible IoT devices.

Verizon introduces Hyper Precise Location with Real Time Kinematics (RTK)
Verizon introduces Hyper Precise Location with Real Time Kinematics (RTK)

Verizon introduces Hyper Precise Location with Real Time Kinematics (RTK)

Verizon recently launched the Hyper Precise Location using Real Time Kinematics (RTK), hyper-precise location technology that provides location accuracy within one to two centimeters, on the Verizon network. 

Verizon has built and deployed RTK reference stations nationwide in order to provide pinpoint level accuracy to RTK compatible IoT devices.

RTK will also support emerging technologies that depend on high-level location accuracy, for example, delivery drones and customer-approved location data for first responders during emergencies.

RTK technology reduces the cost and risk associated with inaccurate location data. Verizon expects billions of IoT devices across a multitude of industries to benefit from improved location accuracy, with hyper-precise location information enabling a host of new services.

Nicola Palmer, Chief Product Development Officer for Verizon mentioned in a news release that they are scaling RTK to enable mobile location accuracy to within a few centimeters.

It will transform what is currently achievable when it comes to location-enabled services and new IoT solutions coming onto the market.

She added that continuous demand in the IoT environment means billions of devices in fields where precision location services are becoming more vital and irreplaceable, such as vehicle automation, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), precision agriculture technology, infrastructure monitoring, asset tracking, and high value shipping.

Reimagining road safety

Verizon along with HERE Technologies, is building next generation technologies for vehicle and pedestrian safety using hyper-precise high definition mapping and RTK. 

Jørgen Behrens, SVP, Chief Product Officer at HERE Technologies said that moving beyond the static fidelity of satellite-based location data enables an exciting new generation of connected, autonomous experiences.

He added that by pairing HERE’s live, hyper-precise HD Map and HD Positioning technologies with intelligent RTK algorithms, and making that scalable, Verizon is delivering a transformative level of location insights to the developers and consumers alike.

Powering the autonomous future

Verizon and Renovo are ushering in a new era of transformative solutions critical for the future of autonomy on the road by leveraging on machine learning and RTK technology.

Christopher Heiser, CEO and Co-Founder of Renovo said that RTK is a critical technology for advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS). Accurate positioning helps ADAS vehicles to navigate more precisely, drive smoother, and react faster to the surrounding environment. He added that he believes that reliable RTK networks make for a viable way to deliver these enhanced capabilities to mass-market cars and trucks. This is very exciting for companies like Renovo that manage the huge datasets that power next-generation vehicle platforms.