Swift Navigation of San Francisco and Tokyo-based KDDI Corporation, a telecommunications company have partnered to bring precise positioning to the Japanese market. Swift Navigation currently provides its Skylark precise positioning service across the continental U.S. and Europe in partnership with Deutsche Telekom.
Swift’s wide-area corrections solution, a hybrid of precise point positioning (PPP) and real-time kinematic (RTK), delivers wide-area corrections with a low density of reference stations, fast convergence and centimeter-level accuracy, delivered via the cloud. The Skylark service targets the integrity and availability required by autonomous, mass-market and mobile applications. Skylark is GNSS hardware-agnostic, giving customers a choice in which GNSS sensor is used and enabling subscribers across industries to benefit from higher accuracy.
“We believe that Swift’s high-precision positioning solution further empowers our business capabilities in mobility space and contributes to the expansion of business coverage into smart vehicles,” said Hiromichi Matsuda, Executive Officer, Business Exploration & Development at KDDI CORPORATION. “The accuracy afforded from precise positioning unlocks opportunities for a multitude of businesses and industries and adds value to our customers in Japan.”