Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division today announced the latest milestone achieved on the road to safe autonomy. The company’s ground-breaking initiative is on a mission to develop functionally safe positioning technologies for fully autonomous vehicles and other applications.
As part of the company’s firm commitment to this mission, a third-party audit has been completed that confirms process compliance with key automotive specifications ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 26262 Functional Safety Design Assurance. This is an important step toward the development of functionally safe new technology that meets the exceptional safety standards set by the automotive industry.
“We’re thrilled to have our core engineering processes updated to meet the requirements of automotive applications. We are building on a 25-plus year history in safety of life solutions for the marine and aviation industries, and we expect this leadership to serve us well in automotive,” said Jonathan Auld, vice president of Safety Critical Systems, Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division.
Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division is described as a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions for assured positioning for land, sea, and air. The company’s solutions power intelligent positioning ecosystems in vital industries and safety-of-life applications, enabling the advancement of the Autonomous X (cars, UAVs, industrial vehicles, trains, vessels, and more). The division includes leading brands NovAtel and VERIPOS.