The Chinese firm PIX Moving and Fixposition are joining forces, as detailed in a press release. PIX Moving is planning to use positioning solutions developed by Fixposition for its autonomous vehicles, which should facilitate independent operation even in more challenging environments.
PIX Moving develops various solutions for autonomous vehicles. For example, its autonomous chassis is already used in logistics and the security sector. The company’s primary goal is to now integrate the VISION-RTK positioning solution from Fixposition in its vehicles.
VISION-RTK also functions in remote locations that push Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) solutions to their very limits. It can accurately determine the position of vehicles in such situations down to a single centimeter, the press release explains. In addition, PIX Moving and Fixposition together intend to develop new autonomous vehicle solutions for use in car parks, underground passageways and urban canyons.
“We are impressed by how PIX Moving is reinventing urban mobility and excited about our partnership to accelerate the growth of the autonomous vehicle market”, comments Zhenzhong Su, CEO of Fixposition, in the press release. Autonomous vehicles not only offer huge potential on highways and other roads, but are also promising in more challenging environments, he underlines.
Fixposition is a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) and is headquartered in Schlieren in the canton of Zurich.