When we started Velocity magazine 10 years ago, our goal was to document the unique applications relying on precise positioning and assured autonomous technologies. Over those 10 years, we've seen the accuracy and resiliency of GNSS grow, and the recognition of autonomy as enabling operational safety and sustainability.
This issue of Velocity is filled with case studies, technical deep-dives and thought leadership looking toward the next 10 years.
See a preview of our latest magazine below and download your digital copy to start reading now!
Perception, positioning and a long haul approach to autonomy
Australian mine operator Mineral Resources Limited puts automated road trains in motion for safer, more efficient mine-to-port ore transport. Discover how Mineral Resources and Hexagon are working together to position mining and its logistics safely, efficiently and autonomously.
Challenge, innovation, collaboration
Hexagon employees engage continuous improvement for customers and themselves. Diversity, equity and inclusion are prioritised alongside the innovation Hexagon delivers. Read how Hexagon employees continue the drive for innovation in company culture as well as in technology advancements.
Download Velocity 2022 now to read these and more customer stories, case studies and the latest in autonomy & positioning — assured from Hexagon | NovAtel | AutonomouStuff | VERIPOS | Antcom, including:
Safe autonomy at sea
Remote and autonomous marine operations represent an emerging market that provides a variety of benefits, but here are challenges for the full opportunity to be realised. Hexagon | VERIPOS is leading the way, providing the positioning technologies and guidance needed for autonomous and unmanned vessels.
Autonomy on the farm
In autonomous agriculture, perception refers to a machine's ability to sense what's around it and react accordingly. Perception is fundamental for robotic tractors and other automated farm systems to function. Now, with the help of a select group of partners, Hexagon | NovAtel and Hexagon | AutonomouStuff are testing a perception system that could enable fully unmanned farming.
On the rural road to autonomy
Rural roads present unique challenges to autonomous driving, including sharp curves and grades, limited sight distances and gravel or unpaved roads with no lane markings. Alongside Hexagon | AutonomouStuff, the Automated Driving Systems (ADS) for Rural America project from the University of Iowa's National Advanced Driving Simulator aims to design and implement a fully autonomous rural shuttle.
Inertial insights: High flying manoeuvres push the limits of IMU performance
For practicality, a majority of inertial system testing is done on the ground with road vehicles and through simulations. With an eye on more dynamic — and extreme — conditions, a team of engineers at Hexagon | NovAtel looked to a subsonic jet to push the limits of NovAtel positioning technologies.
RoDAR the equaliser: Anti-jam for everyone
This year, Hexagon | NovAtel is introducing a new feature for dual-antenna OEM7 GNSS receiver cards to unlock anti-jamming capabilities at the receiver-level. Learn how this firmware-enabled anti-jamming technology works, including technical graphs from the R&D phase.
Tracking new directions: New boundaries for ground-based GPS anti-jam solutions
High-performance GPS anti-jam technology protects ground platforms in GPS-denied, degraded or contested environments. Assured positioning, navigation and timing (APNT) is vital in these environments. See the results of defence partners testing the GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT) from Hexagon | NovAtel.