Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Geely's New Satellite Network Will Provide Centimeter-Accurate Location Data
Last March, we happen to come across news that Geely was going to launch its own satellite network in a bid to boost its capabilities in the autonomous driving game. Well, just two months later, they’ve confirmed that two will go into space by the second half of 2020.
Geespace, a subsidiary of Geely Technology Group, says that the two satellites have successfully met all of its performance metrics. The satellites form a part of its open platform OmniCloud satellite-based AI cloud platform and can provide centimeter accurate positioning services.
The next stop for the satellites will be final validation tests in June before being shipped to the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in North West China for launch.
The Geespace satellites can things such as urban traffic management more efficient especially with public transportation fleet management, ride-hailing, and ride-sharing management.
For the development of autonomous drive, OmniCloud will be able to monitor surroundings through the use of fully connected infrastructure and vehicles, allowing it to assist with AI decision making to support safe and highly autonomous drive.
In the industrial sector, OmniCloud can provide support with the help of sensors on manufacturing equipment, allowing operators to remotely monitor, control, and maintain equipment anytime and anywhere.