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  • Swift Navigation Recognized in Top 50 List of Best CEOs for Women and Best Companies for Professional Development in Comparably’s 2018 Workplace Awards

    Swift Navigation is included in several business awards from Comparably, including being recognized for its Diversity for the second year in a row.

  • Swift ​​Navigation ​​Announces SBAS Support for ​​Piksi Multi

    Swift ​​Navigation ​​announces SBAS support for ​​Piksi Multi with the addition of four regional satellite systems to improve position accuracy and availability for Swift’s precision agriculture and marine customers.

  • Piksi Multi Firmware Release 1.5

    Swift Navigation announces Firmware Release 1.5 for its Piksi Multi and Duro products. Firmware Release 1.5 delivers SBAS support along with additional improvements.

  • Discover the Power of Swift Navigation’s Low-Cost, High-Accuracy GPS Solutions at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018

    Swift Navigation will be exhibiting and speaking at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 in Denver, CO from May 1-May 3 at the Colorado Convention Center. See the latest GNSS offerings from Swift Navigation at booth 3311.

  • Samir Kapoor Joins Swift Navigation as Executive Vice President of Engineering and Product

    Swift Navigation announces Samir Kapoor as the latest addition to its executive team. As Executive Vice President of Engineering and Product, Samir will lead Swift’s Engineering and Product teams, a critical role that will support the company’s growth and innovation.

  • Swift Navigation Launches Cloud-Based GNSS Service for Autonomous Vehicles

    Swift Navigation has released Skylark, a cloud-based GNSS corrections service delivering centimeter-level accuracy without deploying and maintaining a GNSS network. Skylark targets autonomy applications at scale and enables high-precision positioning for mass market automotive and autonomous vehicle applications.

  • Swift ​​Navigation ​​Introduces Skylark, a Cloud-Based, High-Precision GNSS Service

    Swift Navigation announces Skylark, a new, one-of-a-kind cloud-based GNSS corrections service that delivers affordable, fast, centimeter-level accuracy and eliminates the complexity of deploying and maintaining GNSS networks

  • Voyage

    Swift Navigation highlights how Voyage delivers self-driving technology to its communities utilizing the Skylark Cloud Corrections Service and Piksi Multi RTK GNSS receiver.

  • Piksi Multi Firmware Release 1.4

    Swift Navigation announces the Piksi Multi Firmware Release 1.4. Firmware Release 1.4 delivers full GLONASS support and provides step change improvement in Swift's centimeter-accurate ​GNSS technology.

  • Swift ​​Navigation ​​Announces Full GLONASS Support for ​​Piksi Multi

    Swift Navigation today announced full GLONASS support for the Piksi Multi GNSS receiver. This enhances reliability and centimeter-accurate positioning in challenging environments and better supports ground applications in precision agriculture, robotics and autonomous vehicles.

  • Prairie Robotics

    Swift Navigation highlights how Prairie Robotics utilized the Piksi Multi RTK GNSS receiver in its autonomous SprayBot to win the AgBot Challenge two years in a row.

  • To Accommodate its Rapid Growth, Swift Navigation Moves its Headquarters to San Francisco’s South of Market Design District

    Swift Navigation announces it has moved its headquarters to 650 Townsend Street in San Francisco, CA to accommodate its rapidly growing team.

  • Piksi Multi Firmware 1.3 Release

    Swift Navigation announces the Piksi Multi Firmware Release 1.3. These updates offer improved RTK fixed mode reliability, improved L2C tracking capability, new UDP client and servers and raw magnetometer output.

  • 2017: A Year of Growth and Expansion for Swift Navigation

    Swift Navigation looks back on a year of major growth, the development of multiple, innovative GNSS products, new partnerships and geographical expansion.

  • The Glacsweb Project

    Swift Navigation highlights how the University of Southampton utilizes the Piksi Multi RTK GNSS receiver for studying glacier behavior and its impact on climate change and sea level rise as part of their Glacsweb Project.

  • Joel Gibson Joins Swift Navigation Executive Team as Vice President of Automotive

    Swift Navigation, ​​a ​​San ​​Francisco-based ​​tech ​​firm ​​building centimeter-accurate ​​GPS ​​technology ​​to ​​power ​​a ​​world ​​of ​​autonomous ​​vehicles, ​​today ​​announced Joel Gibson has joined its executive team as Vice President of Automotive to support its rapidly growing business.

  • Swift Navigation Recognized in List of Top 50 Best Places to Work and Top 25 Companies for Diversity in Comparably’s 2017 Workplace Awards

    Swift Navigation announces its inclusion in both the Best Small Companies to Work For and Best Company for Diversity from Comparably.

  • Building An Autonomous Future Through Smart Vehicle Positioning And Navigation Technologies

    Superb Crew spoke with Swift Navigation CEO, Tim Harris about building an autonomous future through smart vehicle positioning and navigation technologies.

  • The 50 Best Small Companies to Work for of 2017

    Swift Navigation has been ranked 32 out of 50 of best small companies to work for by Comparably.

  • Swift Navigation and Carnegie Robotics Now Shipping Duro, an Enclosed Version of the Piksi Multi Dual-Frequency RTK GNSS Receiver

    Built for Outdoor Operations, Duro Combines Centimeter-Accurate Positioning with Military Ruggedness at a Breakthrough Price

  • Technical University of Denmark

    Swift Navigation highlights how the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Roadrunners integrated the Piksi Multi RTK GNSS receiver into their autonomous concept car at this year's Shell Eco-marathon Europe.

  • Swift ​​Navigation ​​Enhances ​​its ​​Centimeter-Accurate ​​GNSS Technology ​​with ​​Piksi ​​Multi ​​Firmware ​​1.2 ​​Release

    Major ​​firmware ​​upgrade ​​to ​​flagship ​​product ​​Piksi® ​​Multi ​​is ​​available ​​at ​​no ​​cost ​​to ​​customers ​​and provides ​​a ​​fundamentally-improved ​​RTK ​​float ​​solution ​​as ​​well ​​as ​​enhanced ​​RTK ​​robustness ​​in ​​the ​​face ​​of poor ​​measurement ​​conditions ​​from ​​multipath, ​​pitch ​​and ​​roll ​​on ​​dynamic ​​vehicles.

  • Piksi Multi Firmware 1.2 Release

    Swift Navigation enhances ​​its ​​centimeter-accurate ​​GNSS technology ​​with ​​the second ​​major ​​firmware ​​upgrade ​​to ​​its ​​flagship ​​product ​​​Piksi Multi ​​GNSS ​​Module. This upgrade provides ​​initial ​​support ​​for ​​a ​​new ​​constellation, as ​​well ​​as ​​increased ​​functionality ​​and ​​improved ​​performance.

  • RTK and the Autonomous Sensor Suite

    This white paper provides an examination of moving baseline RTK (Real-Time Kinematics), RTK-based heading technology and how RTK-based solutions support autonomous vehicle sensor edge cases.

  • Superb Crew Talks with Swift Navigation's Diana Schlosser

    Superb Crew spoke with Swift Navigation's Vice President of Marketing, Diana Schlosser, to learn how our recent round of Series B funding will help improve the precision navigation required by autonomous vehicles.

  • Regina Team Wins agBOT Challenge for the Second Consecutive Year

    For the second year in a row, the Prairie Robotics team has placed first in the agBOT Challenge in Indiana. Prairie Robotics’ project was a sprayer hooked onto a Yamaha ATV. Their bot uses Piksi Multi GPS to navigate a field, while cameras provide an up-close view of plants.

  • Swift Navigation Raises $34 Million Series B Round for Next Generation of High-Accuracy GPS for Autonomous Vehicles

    Swift Navigation, the San Francisco tech firm building centimeter-accurate GPS technology to power a world of autonomous vehicles, today announced that it has raised a $34 million Series B financing round led by Forest Baskett and Greg Papadopoulos of New Enterprise Associates (NEA).

  • DTU Takes Second Place at This Year's Shell Eco Marathon

    The DTU Road Runners—whose vehicle used Piksi Multi—came in second in the Shell Eco Challenge Marathon Urban Concept Internal Combustion Engine competition in London.

  • Localization White Paper

    This white paper presents the tradeoffs of varying sensor packages and demonstrates that precise Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), coupled with an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), provides the localization cornerstone for these systems.

  • 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 Release

    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.

  • 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 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

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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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