Autonomy requires accuracy and Swift’s Starling Positioning Engine is designed with your fleet in mind. A receiver-agnostic platform, the Starling precision positioning engine easily integrates with the automotive sensor suite, pulling corrections from Swift’s Skylark Cloud Corrections service to deliver absolute positioning for safety-critical autonomous vehicle applications. Automakers and navigation OEMs can reduce costs, improve product flexibility, improve safety and deliver high fidelity centimeter-level positioning with Swift.
Starling offers automotive companies a choice in selecting the best components for their autonomous sensor suite, Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) applications and Automated Driving Systems. Leveraging STMicroelectronics’ TeseoAPP and TeseoV Automotive-Grade GNSS Chips, Starling is being engineered from the ground up to comply with the automotive industry functional-safety standard - ISO 26262 for Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL)-B safety standards.
Key to the Sensor Suite
Elements of autonomous vehicle technology have been around for years but only now are reaching an intersection point to make a fleet-level impact on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), adaptive cruise control (ACC), auto-pilot and lane-departure warning (LDW) initiatives, where much greater integrity is needed to ensure passenger safety. The affordability of multi-frequency GNSS receivers and chipsets, cellular connected vehicles and affordable corrections services now combine to deliver all the required enablers for high-precision automotive localization, while Swift’s dedicated automotive team helps with integration.
Achieve Level 3+ Autonomy
GNSS is the only sensor that outputs absolute position, velocity and time. Its multi-band enables convergences times in seconds and its support for all major satellite constellations enhances availability in even the most challenging driving conditions. Starling, coupled with Skylark, ensures your autonomous vehicles maintain their position including situations where there are a lack of features, inclement weather or no lane markings. Swift’s solutions are being engineered to comply with the automotive industry functional-safety standard - ISO 26262 for Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL)-B safety standards.
Swift’s positioning engine, combined with raw observations from automotive GNSS chipsets and corrections from Swift’s Skylark Cloud Corrections Service deliver centimeter-level, real-time lane level positioning. When joined with inertial measurements, wheel odometry and vision sensors, Starling can also assist with vehicle decision, control and localization. Skylark was built from the ground-up for the speed, precision and reliability demanded by the automotive environment. The scalable cloud corrections network supplies robust high-precision corrections for fast and reliable performance, with enterprise pricing available.