Swift Navigation was started by our three determined founders, who set out to make GPS positioning technology more accurate and affordable.
Since its founding in 2012, Swift has evolved from creating the industry’s first low-cost, high-accuracy, real-time kinematic (RTK) GPS receiver to delivering an ecosystem of GNSS positioning solutions for autonomous applications. By providing NRE support—including general hardware and software support, custom hardware development based on our modular design, custom software and on-site testing and integration—to our OEM partners, we gain firsthand insight into the GNSS solutions our customers require. And we’re just getting started.
Our founders first worked together developing airborne wind turbines—large rigid-wing kites that generate electricity from stronger, more consistent high-altitude winds. To guide these airborne turbines, they needed a highly accurate GPS system. When nothing on the market met their performance and cost requirements, they developed a low-cost RTK system, and Swift Navigation took off.
We are on a mission to enable a future of autonomous vehicles to navigate and understand the world.
We’re Powering the Next Leap Forward
Swift Navigation powers the next leap forward in high-level positioning with unmatched affordability.
Swift Navigation is innovating to deliver reliable, accurate and affordable GNSS solutions, from the use of best-in-its-class RTK technology for its hardware receivers, positioning software to bring Swift’s accuracy to others’ receivers to a cloud corrections network that removes the geographical restrictions and complexity of deploying and maintaining GNSS networks.
We value openness and participate in an open community, making our documentation, specifications, pricing and support available freely online.
Swift's GNSS solutions deliver an order-of-magnitude higher precision at a fraction of the cost of traditional GPS solutions. Swift is already at work navigating an automated future in autonomous vehicles, UAV, robotics, rail, survey, control, agriculture and other industries. Swift products are designed and assembled in California, USA and benefit customers across the globe.