Press Release

Swift Navigation Honored in CIO Review’s List of 20 Most Promising Automotive Technology Solution Providers

San Francisco, CA—July 10, 2018Swift ​​Navigation​ a ​​San ​​Francisco-based ​​tech ​​firm ​​building centimeter-accurate ​​GPS ​​technology ​​to ​​power ​​a ​​world ​​of ​​autonomous ​​vehicles, is proud to announce that the company has been honored in CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Automotive Technology Solution Providers of 2018. The award honors automotive technology solution providers powering the industry from self-driving vehicles to connected in-car devices.

CIO Review selects honorees of the 20 Most Promising Automotive Technology Solution Providers of 2018 through a process of rigorous review and assessment by a panel of prominent CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts, along with the CIO Review editorial board. CIO Review and the selection panel consider each company’s ability to design and build advanced automotive solutions that meet the needs of auto manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers.

“We are excited to be recognized as a key technology player in the automotive industry by our placement in the top 20 Most Promising Automotive Technology Solution Providers,” said Joel Gibson, Executive Vice President of Automotive at Swift Navigation. “Swift Navigation is focused on remaining at the forefront of autonomous vehicle technology as it rapidly accelerates.”

Swift Navigation’s multi-band, multi-constellation Real-Time Kinematics (RTK) GNSS receiver, Piksi® Multi is ideal for autonomous vehicle applications while its Duro® Ruggedized Receiver—an easy-to-deploy GNSS sensor that is protected against weather, moisture, vibration, dust, water immersion and the unexpected that can occur in long-term outdoor deployments—is ideal for robotics applications. Swift’s newest offering is an Internet service Skylark™, a one-of-a-kind cloud-based GNSS corrections service that delivers affordable, high-precision positioning to autonomous vehicles via a cloud-based corrections service. Skylark’s revolutionary approach eliminates the complexity of deploying and maintaining GNSS networks and will enable autonomous cars to travel long distances by receiving corrections from the cloud.

CIO Review’s full listing of the 20 Most Promising Automotive Technology Solution Providers 2018 will be published in the July 2018 print issue and is also available online.


Swift Navigation, Inc. was founded in 2012 to make GPS positioning technology more accurate and affordable. Today Swift Navigation has gained a reputation for defining a new category of GNSS systems as the industry’s first low-cost, high accuracy real-time kinematics (RTK) receiver. Its GPS and GNSS positioning products are available at a fraction of the price of the competition and deliver 100 times better accuracy than the GPS in a cell phone. Swift Navigation’s technology benefits a multitude of industries and applications—including autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), precision agriculture, robotics, surveying and space. With its innovation and technology honored by Inc.’s and Forbes 30 Under 30 lists, Swift Navigation is enabling a world where fields farm themselves, drones fly safely and autonomous transportation can take you home. Swift Navigation provides an end-to-end GNSS solution with a line of Piksi® Multi and Duro® receivers and Skylark Cloud Corrections Service. Learn more online at, follow Swift on Twitter @Swiftnav