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Verizon Introduces Hyper-Precise Vehicle Tracking Tech

Verizon ushers in a new era of GPS solutions with the launch of Hyper Precise Location using Real Time Kinematics (RTK), hyper-precise location technology that provides location accuracy within one to two centimeters, on the Verizon network. Verizon has built and deployed RTK reference stations nationwide to provide pinpoint level accuracy to RTK compatible IoT devices. RTK will also support emerging technologies that depend on high level location accuracy – things like delivery drones and customer-approved location data for first responders during emergencies.

Verizon is developing RTK next-gen road safety and autonomous driving solutions through partnerships with mapping expert HERE Technologies and autonomous mobility specialist, Renovo.

In partnership with HERE Technologies, Verizon is building next generation technologies for vehicle and pedestrian safety using hyper-precise high definition mapping and RTK. This work paves the way for connected services that are designed to drive road safety improvements, said the Operator.

The rollout of hyper-precise location services paired with Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network and 5G Edges is expected to improve the development of autonomous technologies, the company said. Verizon said it built and deployed RTK reference stations nationwide. RTK will also support emerging technologies that depend on high level location accuracy – including delivery drones and customer-approved location data for first responders during emergencies.

Hyper-precise location accuracy will be critical to advancing autonomous driving and together, Verizon and Renovo are ushering in a new era of transformative solutions critical for the future of autonomy on the road. These solutions leverage machine learning and RTK technology, powered by a combination of next-generation solutions such as 5G.

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

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