Verizon introduces Hyper-Precise Location

Verizon introduces Hyper-Precise Location

Verizon has launched its GPS solution, Hyper Precise Location, using Real Time Kinematics (RTK), location technology that the company says provides location accuracy within 1-2 centimeters, on the Verizon network.

Verizon says it has built and deployed RTK reference stations nationwide to provide accuracy to RTK-compatible IoT devices. The company adds that the rollout of these location services paired with Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network and 5G Edge will pave the way for more autonomous technologies.

In partnership with Here Technologies, Verizon says it is building new technologies for vehicle and pedestrian safety using “hyper-precise” high definition mapping and RTK.

Hyper Precise Location accuracy will be critical to advancing autonomous driving and together, Verizon says. The company says it and and Renovo are developing solutions leverage machine learning and RTK technology.

Verizon is working to make RTK accessible with device makers. IoT devices currently using RTK can be accessed and managed through Verizon’s ThingSpace management platform and APIs.

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