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STMicroelectronics, Allystar Cooperate on GNSS Applications and Solutions

By Kendall Russell | May 17, 2017
Illustration China's Beidou Navigation Satellite System. Photo: BeiDou.

Illustration China’s Beidou Navigation Satellite System. Photo: BeiDou.

STMicroelectronics together with Allystar, a spin-out from CEC Huada Electronic Design, have announced their cooperation to develop and market Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) solutions for automotive products and other applications.

According to the companies, GNSS solutions and technologies, including China’s BeiDou navigation system, are playing an ever-increasing role in many different domains related to smart mobility. Specifically, enhanced-precision location technology enabled by multi-constellation GNSS solutions, in combination with radars, cameras, and various sensors, will be a key enabler for autonomous cars.

“Smart mobility for the autonomous car includes technologies capable of sensing the vehicle’s environment and its navigation without human input. Many automotive companies are planning and developing vehicles with automated driving systems,” explained Sun Zhong-Liang, Allystar’s general manager.

Allystar was founded last December, and plans to focus on several markets including Internet of Things (IOT), high precision positioning, and autonomous vehicles. STMicroelectronics and Allystar are already co-marketing products for both the automotive and consumer markets.