Designed for first mount or aftermarket road vehicle applications, such as in-car navigation, infotainment systems, telematics units and fleet management, u-blox has released its 4th gen firmware for 3D ADR (Automotive Dead Reckoning) GNSS modules and chips. The upgraded GNSS receivers now offer real-time continuous navigation output with an update rate of 20Hz, enabling low latency for applications such as interactive HUDs.
As the firmware includes Galileo, in addition to GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS and SBAS, it also supports Galileo-based eCall, the European emergency call system, which will be required in new vehicles starting in 2018.
The DR performance has been enhanced, improving navigation performance - especially in highly urban environments where satellite signals are heavily blocked by and reflected from buildings. The high performance of the u‑blox M8 concurrent positioning engine combined with the latest u-blox 3D ADR technology results in 100% coverage and continuous 3D positioning.
The 4th gen firmware will be delivered on u-blox NEO-M8L modules and is available for UBX-M8030-Kx-DR dead reckoning chips including the new automotive grade variant supporting operation up to 105°C.