Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence Attains Major Milestone in the Drive to Safe Autonomy

(Calgary, Canada, May 22, 2018) - Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division is pleased to announce 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+ 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.

About NovAtel

NovAtel is a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions for assured positioning for land, sea, and air. NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision positioning technology developed for efficient and rapid integration. Its solutions are empowering intelligent positioning ecosystems in vital industries that depend on the ability to tackle the most complex challenges in the most demanding environments. Learn more at NovAtel.com.

NovAtel is part of Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division, which also includes VERIPOS and AutonomouStuff.

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions that are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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Posted on 22/05/2018