Static and accurate heading

Heading is an integral part of autonomous machines and not having a system you can rely on, can cause major problems in the field. Hexagon | NovAtel can provide dual antenna solutions that are accurate and reliable to see you from concept to production. We design our products to integrate seamlessly into your equipment, offering advanced industry solutions built for your needs.

Relative positioning for multi-units or boundary-sensing

One of the biggest challenges in autonomy is being able to limit and control the working area of robotic machines. Not only are inaccuracy and unreliability safety issues, but they can also cause financial and reputational damage. NovAtel's firmware options include ALIGN relative positioning which computes relative heading, pitch, baseline length and Rover position in respect to a Master receiver.

Join us at “GNSS - What's the worst that could happen?” session at World FIRA 2024

The question "What's the worst that could happen?" is essential when discussing GNSS for autonomy. Real-world scenarios can be challenging and unpredictable - imagine a machine wakes up without knowing its location or orientation, sensors are not synchronised properly, or while operating the machine impacts an obstacle on the edge of the field because of a bad position, or poor surveying techniques and data handling. Scenarios like those emphasise the criticality of precise and reliable positioning, not only from hardware but process. For situations where high levels of redundancy and diagnostic capability are required and to minimise the risk of the worst-case scenarios, Hexagon | NovAtel’s GNSS hardware and software solutions are designed and built to provide the level of positioning integrity, reliability and redundancy needed for autonomous applications, from driver assistance through to partial, conditional and full autonomy. The industry is moving away from research and development and highly technically supervised operations to production and scale with machines being in the hands of farmers... What's the worst that could happen?

On February 7th at 4:30 p.m. at the Hangar.

How is GNSS supporting autonomy in agriculture?

Brazilian citrus industry ripe for autonomous sprayer shift

Orchard spraying is a frequent and necessary task that can take considerable time given the scope and scale of many Brazilian citrus orchards. The inability to cover large areas accurately and in a timely fashion, makes the management of insects challenging. At the same time, there is a high risk of contamination to workers, who must be covered head-to-toe in protective gear during spraying activities.

Read more and download the 2023 Velocity magazine to see how Jacto is using GNSS to make a positive impact on the industry

Why is “good enough” positioning not okay in ag autonomy

Classic GNSS positioning systems are good while there is an operator in the tractor cab, but what happens when there is no longer a driver taking control during position interruptions? Watch this webinar to understand how we are overcoming positioning challenges to support autonomous equipment in agriculture.

Driving ag's autonomous future

We can combine positioning solutions, correction services, sensor integration, sensor fusion and system safety analysis to help you create a comprehensive automated platform. Discover our solutions for agriculture autonomy. Click here to learn more.

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