Skylark Precise Positioning Service

Skylark

Skylark delivers seamless, precise positioning to autonomous vehicle, mobile and mass-market applications across continents via a cloud-based corrections service.

Skylark is a wide area, cloud-based GNSS corrections service that delivers real-time, high-precision positioning. Skylark uses cutting-edge positioning algorithms to provide a continuous stream of multi-constellation, multi-frequency GNSS corrections. This highly available service combines lane-level accuracy and world-class integrity at a continental scale. Skylark is hardware-agnostic, giving customers choice in today’s rapidly improving and affordable GNSS sensor ecosystem. OEMs are able to benefit from the lane-level positioning Skylark delivers using a host of third-party receivers and microprocessors.

Skylark delivers seamless corrections to continents across the globe—currently available in:

United States | Europe | South Korea | Japan | Australia

Skylark is an ever-expanding service and is scalable to service millions of users.
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Benefits
  • Simple and easy to use
  • Fast time to integrate
  • Swift managed security and privacy
  • Most flexibility and control
  • Recommended for applications >1M/devices
  • Manage user provisioning and billing as part of a service portfolio
  • Integrity enabled for safety and liability critical applications
  • Compliant to industry certifications - ASIL, ASPICE
Supported ClientsStarling
3rd Party RTK Equipment via NTRIP/RTCM
Starling
3rd Party RTK Equipment via NTRIP/RTCM
Starling Integrity
Accuracy10cm10cm10cm
Corrections Availability99.9% minimum99.9% minimum99.9% minimum
IntegrityNoNoYes
with PLs down to 1 m and TIR down to 10-7/hour or better.*
Convergence Times to Sub-Meter Accuracy20 Seconds20 Seconds20 Seconds
InterfaceNTRIP 1.0/2.0HTTP+TLS APIHTTP+TLS API
Data FormatsRTCM 3.1 & 3.2
SSR
RTCM 3.1 & 3.2
SSR
SSR**
devices connectDirectly to SwiftThrough OEM GatewayThrough OEM Gateway
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*Actual system performance may vary, dependent but not limited to: use-case dynamics, receiver and antenna characteristics. 10 cm 50% accuracy measured over 24 hours stationary.
**Third-party client support is coming soon for SSR
Benefits
  • Simple and easy to use
  • Fast time to integrate
  • Swift managed security and privacy

Supported Clients
Starling
3rd Party RTK Equipment via NTRIP/RTCM

Accuracy
10cm

Corrections Availability
99.9% minimum

Integrity
No

Convergence Times to Sub-Meter Accuracy
20 Seconds

Interface
NTRIP 1.0/2.0

Data Formats
RTCM 3.1 & 3.2
SSR

devices connect
Directly to Swift

Contact Swift
Benefits
  • Most flexibility and control
  • Recommended for applications >1M/devices
  • Manage user provisioning and billing as part of a service portfolio

Supported Clients
Starling
3rd Party RTK Equipment via NTRIP/RTCM

Accuracy
10cm

Corrections Availability
99.9% minimum

Integrity
No

Convergence Times to Sub-Meter Accuracy
20 Seconds

Interface
HTTP+TLS API

Data Formats
RTCM 3.1 & 3.2
SSR

devices connect
Through OEM Gateway

Contact Swift
Benefits
  • Integrity enabled for safety and liability critical applications
  • Compliant to industry certifications - ASIL, ASPICE

Supported Clients
Starling Integrity

Accuracy
10cm

Corrections Availability
99.9% minimum

Integrity
Yes
with PLs down to 1 m and TIR down to 10-7/hour or better.*

Convergence Times to Sub-Meter Accuracy
20 Seconds

Interface
HTTP+TLS API

Data Formats
SSR**

devices connect
Through OEM Gateway

Contact Swift
  • High Accuracy

    10 cm accuracy delivers the performance autonomous vehicles require, enabling ADAS, V2X and Autonomous Driving use cases that require lane-level positioning.*

  • Fast Convergence

    Skylark reduces initialization times to seconds, ensuring high-accuracy—and high-integrity—positioning is available when you need it.

  • Enterprise Grade

    Skylark is designed for large scale deployments in mass market applications. It supports state-of-the-art security and enterprise management features so you can integrate tightly with your existing infrastructure.

  • Seamless Coverage

    Skylark provides seamless coverage across continents. Skylark’s patented approach processes positioning observations in the cloud and eliminates dependencies on baseline length and negates concerns about base station switching.

  • Secure

    Skylark is a scalable, secure and highly available cloud service delivering a continuous stream of real-time corrections. Skylark supports State Space Representation (SSR) formats for broadcast to millions of devices. NTRIP and RTCM are also supported for compatibility with existing equipment.

  • Integrity

    Skylark is designed for the most demanding safety-of-life critical applications. When used with Swift’s Starling positioning engine, Skylark is capable of delivering Protection Levels (PL) down to
    1 m and Target Integrity Risk (TIR) down to 10-7 / hour. Skylark supports automotive functional safety standard ISO 26262 (ASIL B).

Skylark Cross-Continental Drive Test Results

The Swift test team drove across the country—and back—to demonstrate the true nationwide lane-level GNSS correction coverage of the Skylark precise positioning service.

Sign Up For Skylark Today

Skylark packages the science of precise positioning as an affordable subscription service for ease in deployment for autonomous vehicle fleets. All eligible Skylark subscribers begin with a free trial / pilot program.

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