Sapcorda Services GmbH announced the release of its Safe And Precise Augmentation (SAPA) Premium GNSS positioning service, providing GNSS corrections via internet and satellite. SAPA enables mass-market GNSS devices to operate with accuracy and reliability across Europe and the Continental United States. The technology provides instantaneous sub-decimeter position accuracy for devices used in all market applications, according to the company.
SAPA is delivered via the SPARTN format. The SAPA service is designed for mass-market applications including innovative mobility solutions, IoT applications, as well as traditional markets such as maritime. SAPA supports safety-critical applications such as autonomous driving.
A few days prior to the SAPA announcement, Sapcorda published the SPARTN open-communication protocol enabling the wide use of GNSS high accuracy positioning worldwide. SPARTN (Safe Position Augmentation for Real-Time Navigation) is a high-accuracy, open- and free-to-use GNSS format tailored for broadcast distribution in mass-market applications.SPARTN is a highly compressed format with extensive robustness for internet and L-band satellite communication in challenging environments. The format supports the use of modern end-to-end encryption, integrity, and message authentication capabilities.
The format supports a broadcast distribution model eliminating communication bottlenecks and enabling continental-level positioning services with unlimited number of subscribers. The SPARTN format enables high-accuracy GNSS positioning in any application, according to the company, including automotive / new mobility, autonomous airborne systems, logistic, mobile / IoT and more.
Sapcorda Services GmbH is a GNSS service provider focusing on emerging high-precision GNSS mass markets. Sapcorda szx founded as a joint venture in 2017 by Bosch, Geo++, Mitsubishi Electric and u-blox. It operates in Europe and in USA with offices in Berlin, Hanover and Scottsdale, AZ. The name signifies Safe And Precise CORrection DAta.
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