Posted on 29-06-2021
AsteRx SBi3 enables highly accurate and reliable 3D mapping solutions based on sensor fusion with LiDAR
Leuven, Belgium – June 30, 2021 – Septentrio, a leader in high-precision GNSS/INS positioning solutions, and XenomatiX, provider of true-solid-state-LiDAR technology for autonomous applications and road management solutions, are starting a partnership enabling high-quality Lidar solutions.
XenomatiX will be using the compact and robust GNSS/INS receiver from Septentrio, AsteRx SBi3 Pro+, to provide millimeter accurate analysis of pavement conditions using global positioning coordinates.
Septentrio’s high-quality GNSS/INS will be a part of Xenomatix’ Road LiDAR called XenoTrack, which has been the solution of choice for road surveyors and road management companies. Septentrio’s AsteRx SBi3, high-performance RTK GNSS/INS receiver with a dual antenna setup, ensures cm-accurate geotagging of the XenoTrack point cloud frames for relative and global millimeter accuracy over large distances. Moreover, the unique inertial GNSS – IMU integration algorithm enables dead-reckoning, which means continuous positioning in environments of low satellite visibility where GNSS outages occur.
While traditional road scanning based on laser profilers rely solely on extremely accurate GNSS/INS to stitch consecutive profiles together, the XenoTrack captures a 3D topography of an entire area in a single shot. XenomatiX’ sensor fusion algorithms combine visual SLAM techniques with GNSS, IMU and CAN to obtain a seamless map of the road shape.
The Septentrio proprietary GNSS+ technology plays a key role in delivering the accuracy and reliability needed for XenoTrack. The AIM+ Advanced Interference Mitigation technology ensures robust positioning even in the presence of a jammers, which may be found abord vehicles trying to avoid road tolling. When the sky is obstructed for an extended period, the built-in RAIM+ integrity algorithm serves as an indicator of when it is best to give priority to other sensor input to maintain a high-quality solution.
XenomatiX offers a complete mapping system as well as services including data from the XenoTrack sensor, camera and RTK GNSS/INS receiver with dual antenna – all delivered in an easy-to-install solution on a standard vehicle. For more information on XenoTrack or the AsteRX SBi3 Pro+ receiver please visit their product pages.
XenomatiX is the first company to offer true solid state lidar solutions for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) and road digitization. XenomatiX designs and builds products and software that enable precise real-time 4D-6D digitization and an understanding of a vehicle’s surroundings, empowering applications that lead to safer and more comfortable vehicles. XenomatiX provides customized series production lidar modules, called X-Module for ADAS and AD. 6D Road Scanning offers road survey equipment, services, and road quality analysis tools. The company’s true solid state lidar provide unequalled object detection and tracking, free space detection, road profile measurement and localization capabilities, based on reliable mature technology components. XenomatiX’ partnership with Tier 1 suppliers and automotive companies include, amongst others Marelli, AGC, Siemens, Imec, Septentrio, Cosworth, TOYO, JAT, Kautex and Shanghai ZK.