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Global and China Automotive High-precision Positioning Research Report, 2020-2021

  • ID: 5300905
  • Report
  • February 2021
  • Region: Global, China
  • 280 Pages
  • Research In China


  • ADI
  • Beijing Xilang Technology
  • ComNav Technology
  • Jingwei Technology
  • Quectel
  • StarNeto
  • MORE

This report highlights characteristics, industry dynamics and market size of different high-precision positioning technologies (based on signals, environmental features, inertial navigation, etc.), their application in automated driving (passenger cars, low-speed autonomous vehicles, special vehicles, etc.), OEM high-precision positioning solutions, and solution providers with different technology roadmaps.

2020 C-V2X Cross-Industry & Large-scale Pilot Plugfest’s introduction of HD map/high-precision positioning technology indicates the significance of high-precision positioning to autonomous driving, especially highly automated driving that requires < 10cm positioning accuracy.

The promising high-precision positioning market attracts quite a few new entrants.

In November 2020, Unisoc released A2395, its first high-precision positioning 22nm chip featuring homemade CPU design. As China’s first automotive-grade dual-frequency positioning chip, A2395 supports L1+L5 dual-frequency positioning and delivers centimeter-level positioning accuracy 10 times higher than single-frequency ones.

In October 2020, BYD became the third largest shareholder of Allystar Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., a Beidou-based high-precision navigation and positioning chip vendor, after a capital increase.
In November 2020, BYD and Allystar formally started a lane-level positioning project, aiming to develop lane-level positioning vehicle models.

Providers race to deploy indoor and outdoor integrated positioning

Operation of multiple positioning technologies and construction of location-based service (LBS) platforms, including accuracy data feedback from satellite positioning, scenario positioning, and vehicle positioning, are a foundation for reliable high precision positioning, in addition to simple redundant design.

For higher level of automated driving needs both outdoor and indoor positioning, indoor and outdoor integrated high precision positioning technology will become a future trend, which means terminals will adopt the combination of technical means for indoor and outdoor scenarios.

Precise positioning for all scenarios will provide a critical guarantee for safe, reliable vehicle operation, contributing to massive commercial use of automated driving. In current stage, some positioning technology solution providers have begun to make deployments in this field.

In June 2020, Qianxun Spatial Intelligence Inc. (Qianxun SI) and Nullmax Inc. worked together on development of an indoor and outdoor integrated LBS solution which combines Qianxun SI’s indoor and outdoor high-precision positioning solution (RTK+UWB) and Nullmax’s perception, planning, control and visual simultaneous localization and mapping (VSLAM) capabilities for autonomous driving. Completely based on embedded system and automotive hardware, the solution can be really production-ready for OEM market.

In October 2020, Beijing NavInfo Internet Fund Management Center under NavInfo Co., Ltd. made an investment in Sichuan Zhongdian Kunchen Technology Co., Ltd., hoping to integrate the investee’s UWB positioning technology and products, coupled with high-precision satellite positioning technology (provided by Sixents Technology) and HD map (provided by NavInfo), to build map + positioning based indoor and outdoor integrated solutions.

In February 2021, Hi-Target Surveying Instrument Co., Ltd. and BlueIoT (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd., an AOA solution provider (wholly owned by Tsingoal (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.) forged a strategic partnership. Combining Hi-Target’s high-precision positioning technologies (GNSS, IMU, HD map, etc.) and BlueIoT’s Bluetooth AOA/AOD high-precision positioning technology, the high-precision positioning capabilities available to all scenarios will be developed as a solution to challenges posed by integration and commercialization of positioning technologies for automated driving that integrates with CVIS V2X, automated parking and vehicle summon in a parking lot, for example. They plan to jointly release an all-scenario high-precision positioning solution for intelligent driving and human-vehicle interaction in the second half of 2021.

Chengdu Jingwei Technology Co., Ltd. projects to unveil its fourth-generation indoor and outdoor integrated positioning chip-JW900, in May 2021.

In October 2020, China Mobile launched OnePoint, its Beidou-based high-precision positioning service product. OnePoint offers 1 to 5cm-level dynamic high-precision positioning services and builds an all-weather, global accurate time and space service system for transportation fields from vehicle management and vehicle-infrastructure cooperation to autonomous driving and automated parking.
Mass-produced vehicle models with high precision positioning technology

In 2018, General Motors used Trimble RTX technology as the high-accuracy GNSS/GPS correction source to deliver absolute positioning to vehicles equipped with GM’s Super Cruise hands-free highway driving system, available on the 2018 Cadillac CT6.

In 2020, 7 mass-produced models packing Qianxun SI’s high-precision positioning solution were launched on market, including GAC Aion V/LX, Xpeng P7, Hongqi HS5/H9/E-HS9 and SAIC-GM Buick GL8 Avenir.

As more L2+ and L3 vehicle models become available on market, high-precision positioning technology will be mounted on more models.

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  • ADI
  • Beijing Xilang Technology
  • ComNav Technology
  • Jingwei Technology
  • Quectel
  • StarNeto
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1. Concept and Technology of High-precision Positioning
1.1 Classification of High-precision Positioning Technology
1.1.1 Classification of High-precision Positioning Technology
1.1.2 Signal-based Positioning Technology
1.1.3 Trajectory-based Positioning Technology
1.1.4 Positioning Technology Based on Environmental Feature Matching
1.1.5 Integrated Positioning Technology
1.1.6 Function Comparison of Different High-precision Positioning Sensors
1.2 High-precision Positioning Industry Policies
1.2.1 Policies Supports Development
1.3 High-precision Positioning Technology Market Size
1.3.1 Autonomous Driving High-precision Positioning Market Size
1.3.2 UWB Positioning Market Size
1.4 High-precision Positioning Enterprise Pattern and Development Trend
1.4.1 Pattern
1.4.2 Operators Enter the High-precision Positioning Market
1.4.3 Cooperation Dynamics
1.5 Development Trend

2. Signal-based Positioning Industry and Suppliers
2.1 Signal-based Positioning Technology Development
2.1.1 Development of Satellite-based + Ground-based Systems in China
2.1.2 5G Positioning
2.1.3 UWB Positioning
2.2 Development Trend
2.2.1 Integration of Satellite-based + Ground-based Reinforced Technologies
2.2.2 Dual Frequency and Full Frequency GNSS Develop Rapidly
2.3 Signal-based Positioning Industry Chain and Development Dynamics
2.3.1 Industry Chain
2.3.2 Dynamics: UWB
2.3.3 Dynamics: GNSS
2.4 Signal-based Positioning Suppliers and Products
2.4.1 Suppliers Pattern
2.4.2 Comparison of Major Suppliers' Products
2.4.3 Signal-based Positioning Suppliers
2.5 Qianxun SI
2.5.1 Profile
2.5.2 Development Course
2.5.3 Core Competitiveness
2.5.4 Main Products and Solutions
2.5.5 Indoor & Outdoor Integrated Location Service Solutions
2.5.6 Partners
2.6 Hi-Target
2.6.1 Profile
2.6.2 Status Quo of Positioning Technology Business
2.6.3 Main Products and Solutions
2.6.4 Cooperation/Clients
2.7 BroadGNSS
2.7.1 Profile
2.7.2 Main Products
2.7.3 Product Application
2.8 Swift Navigation
2.8.1 公Profile
2.8.2 Main Products
2.9 UniStrong
2.9.1 Profile
2.9.2 Development History
2.9.3 High-precision Business
2.9.4 Beidou-enabled Autonomous Agricultural Machinery System
2.10 Kunchen
2.10.1 Profile
2.10.2 Main Products and Solutions
2.10.3 Cooperation/Clients
2.11 Jingwei Technology
2.11.1 Profile
2.11.2 Main Products
2.12 ComNav Technology
2.12.1 Profile
2.12.2 Main Products
2.12.3 Agricultural Machinery Autonomous Driving System
2.13 Septentrio
2.13.1 Profile
2.13.2 Main Products
2.13.3 Cooperation/Clients
2.14 Sixents Technology
2.14.1 Profile
2.14.2 Product Line
2.14.3 Main Products
2.14.4 Locate-CM Intelligent Driving Solution
2.14.5 High-precision Positioning Solution
2.14.6 Positioning Technology Application
2.15 Mitsubishi Electric
2.15.1 Positioning Business
2.15.2 Major Technologies
2.15.3 Technology Application
2.16 China Mobile
2.16.1 Positioning Technology Solution
2.16.2 Major Partners
2.16.3 Technology Application
2.17 Others

3. Inertial Navigation Positioning Industry and Suppliers
3.1 Inertial Navigation Positioning Industry Chain and Dynamics
3.1.1 Major Enterprises in Trajectory-based Dead-Reckoning Positioning Technology Industry Chain
3.1.2 Development Dynamics
3.2 Development Trend of Inertial Navigation Positioning Technology
3.3 Inertial Navigation Positioning Suppliers and Their Products
3.3.1 Comparison of Inertial Navigation Positioning Suppliers' Products (1)
3.3.2 Comparison of Inertial Navigation Positioning Suppliers' Products (2)
3.3.3 Inertial Navigation Positioning Suppliers
3.4.1 Profile
3.4.2 Product Line
3.4.3 Key Product Features and Commercialization Roadmap
3.5 Beijing Xilang Technology
3.5.1 Profile
3.5.2 Integrated Navigation Products
3.5.3 Unmanned Vehicle Navigation Solution
3.6 StarNeto
3.6.1 Profile
3.6.2 Integrated Navigation Technology
3.7 Allystar
3.7.1 Profile
3.7.2 Main Products
3.7.3 Cooperations
3.8 Asensing Technology
3.8.1 Positioning Business
3.8.2 Positioning Technology
3.8.3 Automotive-level integrated Navigation Positioning System
3.9 Others

4. Integrated Positioning Technology Industry and Suppliers
4.1 Features
4.2 Industry Chain and Development Dynamics
4.2.1 Major Players in the Industry Chain
4.2.2 Dynamics
4.3 Integrated Positioning Suppliers and Their Solutions
4.3.1 Comparison of Integrated Positioning Suppliers' Products (1)
4.3.2 Comparison of Integrated Positioning Suppliers' Products (2)
4.3.3 Integrated Positioning Suppliers
4.4 Trimble Navigation
4.4.1 Profile
4.4.2 RTX Positioning Technology
4.4.3 Technology Application
4.4.4 GNSS Intelligent Antenna
4.4.5 Cooperation/Clients
4.5 Beijing BDStar Navigation
4.5.1 Profile
4.5.2 Main Business and Products
4.5.3 Navigation Product Division
4.5.4 Inertial Navigation Products
4.5.5 Beidou High-precision Positioning Chip
4.5.6 Product Application
4.6 Huace Navigation Technology
4.6.1 Profile
4.6.2 Main Products and Solutions
4.6.3 Product Application in Autonomous Driving
4.7 Sandcanyon Tech
4.7.1 Profile
4.7.2 Main Products
4.8 Starcart
4.8.1 Profile
4.8.2 Main Technologies
4.9 Baidu
4.9.1 Profile
4.9.2 Positioning Technology
4.9.3 Positioning System
4.9.4 Dynamics
4.10 BYNAV
4.10.1 Profile
4.10.2 Product: GNSS High-precision Baseband Chip
4.10.3 Product: High-precision Navigation System

5. Positioning Technologies Industry and Suppliers
5.1 u-blox
5.1.1 Profile
5.1.2 Development History
5.1.3 Global Operations
5.1.4 Business Performance
5.1.5 Business Line and Product Technology Roadmap
5.1.6 Main Products
5.1.7 Applications
5.2 STMicroelectronics
5.2.1 Profile
5.2.2 Automotive Business
5.2.3 High-precision Positioning Chip
5.2.4 High-precision Positioning Module
5.2.5 Inertial Navigation Sensors
5.2.6 UWB Cooperation Dynamics
5.3 ADI
5.3.1 Profile
5.3.2 Inertial Navigation Business
5.3.3 Inertial Navigation Products
5.3.4 Cooperation/Application
5.4 Decawave
5.4.1 Profile
5.4.2 Main Products
5.4.3 Development
5.5 InvenSense
5.5.1 Profile
5.5.2 Main Products
5.6 Bosch
5.6.1 Positioning Business
5.6.2 High-precision Positioning Solution
5.6.3 Satellite Positioning Smart Sensor
5.6.4 Inertial Navigation Sensor
5.7 Novatel
5.7.1 Profile
5.7.2 Main Products
5.7.3 Main Solutions
5.7.4 Applied Cases
5.8 Quectel
5.8.1 Profile
5.8.2 Main Products
5.8.3 Cooperation
5.9 Others

6. Positioning Technology Solutions of OEMs
6.1 Autonomous Driving Positioning Technology Solutions and Price
6.1.1 Requirements of Autonomous Vehicle on Positioning System
6.1.2 Autonomous Driving Positioning Technology Solutions
6.1.3 Autonomous Driving Positioning System Architecture
6.1.4 Autonomous Driving Navigation Positioning Products Price
6.2 OEM High-precision Positioning Technology Solution
6.2.1 Positioning Technology for Autonomous Passenger Cars: Test Car
6.2.2 Positioning Technology for Autonomous Passenger Cars: Mass-produced Car
6.2.3 High-precision Positioning Technology Solution: GAC
6.2.4 High-precision Positioning Technology Solution: XPeng
6.2.5 High-precision Positioning Technology Solution: GM (Cadillac)
6.2.6 High-precision Positioning Technology Solution: Waymo
6.2.7High-precision Positioning Technology Solution: WM
6.3 High-precision Positioning Technology for Low-speed Autonomous Driving
6.3.1 Status Quo
6.3.2 Main Solutions
6.3.3 Application
6.3.4 High-precision Positioning Technology Solution: Meituan
6.4 High-precision Positioning Technology for Special Autonomous Vehicle
6.4.1 Status Quo
6.4.2 Main Solutions for Autonomous Agricultural Machinery
6.4.3 Main Solutions for Autonomous Mining Vehicles

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  • Qianxun SI
  • Hi-Target
  • BroadGNSS
  • Swift Navigation
  • UniStrong
  • Kunchen
  • Jingwei Technology
  • ComNav Technology
  • Septentrio
  • Sixents Technology
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • China Mobile
  • Beijing Xilang Technology
  • StarNeto
  • Allystar
  • Asensing Technology
  • Trimble Navigation
  • Beijing BDStar Navigation
  • Huace Navigation Technology
  • Sandcanyon Tech
  • Starcart
  • Baidu
  • u-blox
  • STMicroelectronics
  • ADI
  • Decawave
  • InvenSense
  • Bosch
  • Novatel
  • Quectel
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