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  • Swift Navigation Enhances Centimeter-Accurate GNSS Technology with Piksi Multi Firmware 1.1 Release

    First major firmware upgrade to flagship product Piksi® Multi, this release expands on dynamic RTK application support and provides users with increased functionality

  • Piksi Multi Firmware 1.1 Released

    Swift Navigation is pleased to announce its first major Firmware Release for Piksi® Multi. This release is available at no cost to Piksi Multi customers and expands dynamic RTK application support and provides users with increased functionality.

  • Swift Navigation and Carnegie Robotics Announce Duro, a Ruggedized Version of Piksi Multi

    New GNSS product brings military-grade ruggedness to centimeter-accurate positioning at a breakthrough price

  • AgTech Partnership Creates Rugged RTK GNSS Receiver

    It’s uncommon to hear something in precision agriculture described as “military grade,” but that’s what Swift Navigation and Carnegie Robotics claim with their collaborative project Duro, which is a rugged version of Swift Navigation’s Piksi Multi dual-frequency RTK GNSS receiver.

  • Swift Navigation and PolySync Announce Technology Partnership

    New PolySync Core Driver for Swift Navigation's Piksi Multi GNSS Receiver is Assisting in Paving the Way to a More Streamlined and Cost-Competitive Autonomous Driving Sensor Suite

  • Swift Navigation and Carnegie Robotics Announce Partnership to Bring High-Precision GNSS and Inertial Technology to Robotics and Autonomous Driving

    Companies Co-Developing Line of Products to be Unveiled in May

  • Infographic: Approaching the Age of Autonomous Vehicles

    With a self-driving future not too far down the road, Swift Navigation commissioned the infographic, “Approaching the Age of Autonomous Vehicles” to showcase what a car needs before it stops needing you.

  • Swift Navigation Now Shipping Piksi Multi, a Multi-Band, Multi-Constellation, Low-Cost, High-Precision GNSS Receiver

    Swift Navigation, the San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology that will power a world of autonomous vehicles, announces it is now shipping its newest product, Piksi™ Multi.

  • Piksi™ Multi for Autonomous Vehicles

    Download the latest white paper from Swift Navigation that evaluates the performance of Swift's advanced automotive positioning solution and the role Global Navigation Satellite Systems play in providing absolute position, velocity and time in the automotive sensor suite.

  • The 5 Breakthroughs Powering the Self-Driving Car Boom

    A self-driving vehicle needs sensors to see where it's going and a highly accurate global positioning system to know its exact location—and that's where startups like Quanergy (a laser sensor maker) and Swift Navigation (a GPS chip maker) come in.

  • Swift Navigation Co-Founders Colin Beighley and Fergus Noble Make Forbes 30 Under 30 Consumer Tech List

    Swift Navigation, the San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology that will power a world of autonomous vehicles, is proud to announce that two of its co-founders, Fergus Noble (29) and Colin Beighley (28), have been honored in the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 Consumer Technology list.

  • Swift Navigation Co-Founders Colin Beighley and Fergus Noble Named to Forbes 30 Under 30

    Say goodbye to old GPS technology. Beighley and Noble are making new GPS boards that they say offer 100 times better location tracking than the chip in your iPhone. They've raised $14 million for Swift Navigation and hope to apply the technology to devices like drones and in industries like agriculture and construction.

  • Swift Navigation Announces Piksi Multi, a Multi-Band, Multi-Constellation High-Precision GNSS Receiver

    Offering a Major Upgrade in RTK Performance on a Future-Proof Hardware Platform, Piksi Multi Enables Much Faster Convergence Times at a Much Lower Cost Than Competitors—Enabling Multi for the Masses

  • Swift Navigation Offers Multi-Band, Multi-Constellation Receiver

    Swift Navigation has announced its newest product, Piksi Multi, a multi-band, multi-constellation high-precision GNSS receiver for the mass market.

  • Piksi™ for UAV Aerial Surveying

    Download this white paper from Swift Navigation that presents the results of using Piksi to georeference images from micro aerial vehicles (MAVs) in surveying use cases. It presents sensor integration, data collection methods and real-world surveying results as processed by the Pix4D photogrammetry software. In addition, the benefits of using RTK GPS for aerial surveying is evaluated.

  • Swift Navigation Moves its Headquarters to the Heart of San Francisco’s Tech District

    Swift Navigation, the San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology that will power a world of autonomous vehicles, announced that it has moved its headquarters to 1543 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Mission Street at 11th Street).

  • Zaka Ashraf Joins Swift Navigation Executive Team as Vice President of Engineering

    Swift Navigation, the San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology that will power a world of autonomous vehicles, announced its latest executive hire today, Zaka Ashraf. As vice president of engineering, Ashraf will lead Swift Navigation’s engineering team as the company continues to develop and launch innovative advances in high-accuracy GPS technology.

  • Driverless, But Not Directionless

    Companies like Swift are pioneering affordable precision receivers that promise to help autonomous vehicles navigate with centimeter-level accuracy either by receiving dual signals—signals of different frequencies or from separate global navigation satellite system (GNSS) constellations—or by calculating positioning using an approach known as Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation.....

  • How Swift Navigation Is Leading the GPS Revolution

    This startup wants to propel the autonomous future with its super accurate location device.

    More than 12,000 miles above us, satellite constellations orbit the earth to make sure the blue dot on our smartphone map can lead us straight to the closest Starbucks. But how many times has that same blue dot sent your Uber driver to the wrong corner?

  • Swift Navigation Founders Named to Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30

    Timothy Harris, Fergus Noble and Colin Beighley honored in list of America’s most dynamic young executives, who are tackling problems that have vexed society for generations.

  • Swift Navigation Founders Honored in Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 List of Coolest Young Entrepreneurs in America

    Timothy Harris, Fergus Noble and Colin Beighley honored in list of America’s most dynamic young executives, who are tackling problems that have vexed society for generations.

  • Self-Driving Car Startups to Watch

    "Swift Navigation: GPS systems are usually accurate to within about six feet. That’s not good enough for self-driving cars. But more accurate ones are very expensive. Swift came up with an inexpensive, high-precision, GPS-based navigation system for farmers and it’s working on one for consumer-level cars....."

  • Diana Helfrich Schlosser and Rob Hranac Join Swift Navigation Executive Team

    Swift Navigation, a San Francisco-based Series A startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology to help the next generation of autonomous vehicles and robots navigate an automated future, announced two new executive hires today to support its rapidly growing business.

  • Swift Navigation Raises $11 Million to Make GPS More Precise

    Swift Navigation Inc. has raised $11 million in Series A funding for global positioning systems technology that is more accurate. ... San Francisco-based Swift wants to enable the next generation of drones, driverless cars and other robotics to navigate the world precisely, according to Chief Executive and founder Timothy M. Harris.

  • Swift Navigation Raises $11 Million Series-A Round for Next Generation High-Accuracy GPS for Autonomous Vehicles

    Swift Navigation, a San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology that will power a world of autonomous vehicles, announced today that it has raised an $11 million series-A round led by Lior Susan and Pierre Lamond of Eclipse, with participation from New Enterprise Associates and Promus Ventures.

  • Swift Navigation Raises $2.6 Million For Its Ultra-Precise GPS System

    Swift Navigation hopes to improve on that, with centimeter-accurate GPS technology that can be used for a much wider range of applications. ... To do so, it's raised $2.6 million in funding to get its low-cost GPS modules embedded into a whole bunch of new devices.

  • Swift Navigation Raises $2.6M Seed Round to Bring Centimeter-Accurate GPS to Market

    Swift Navigation, a San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology, announced today that it has raised a $2.6 million seed round led by First Round, with participation from Fall Line Capital, Felicis Ventures, Kal Vepuri, Lemnos Labs, Qualcomm Incorporated, through its venture capital group, Qualcomm Ventures, and VegasTechFund.

  • Swift Navigation Wins the QPrize™ North America Award from Qualcomm

    "This year we had more than 1200 submissions from entrepreneurs throughout the world and what really impressed us was the diversity of quality ideas using the mobile platform to impact a number of industry verticals," said Nagraj Kashyap, senior vice president of Qualcomm Ventures.

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