Point One Navigation releases the Atlas real-time Inertial Navigation System
Point One Navigation has introduced the Atlas Inertial Navigation System (INS), marking a development in real-time precision location technology.
Atlas offers enhanced accuracy and affordability for applications in autonomous vehicles, mapping, and more.
Traditional INS solutions have typically relied on extensive post-processing to reach the high precision levels needed for accurate mapping and observability applications. These processes were often expensive and time-consuming, with software costs alone reaching around $20,000, not to mention the substantial compute and engineering time required. In contrast, Atlas delivers ground-truth level accuracy in real-time, streamlining engineering workflows, significantly reducing costs, and improving operational efficiency.
Atlas is designed for use in large fleets. It integrates a highly accurate, low-cost GNSS receiver and IMU with the Polaris RTK corrections network and Sensor Fusion algorithms. This integration has notably reduced hardware costs without compromising on accuracy or precision. Priced from $6,500, Atlas makes it feasible for businesses to equip their entire autonomous fleets with high-accuracy INS, removing previous barriers to entry.
The system features a user-friendly interface, on-device data storage, and both ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity. Field engineers can easily configure and operate Atlas using smartphones, tablets, and in-car displays.
Aaron Nathan, CEO, and Co-Founder of Point One, commented on the impact of this innovation: “We envision a future where businesses, researchers, and automotive companies can harness the power of cm-level real-time accuracy without the complexities and cost associated with post-processing. Atlas is not just a product; it's a revolution that will redefine what's possible in the world of precision location.”
Atlas is poised to drive innovation across various sectors, including automotive, autonomous vehicles, robotics, mapping, and photogrammetry. Its real-time capabilities and affordability are expected to enable widespread deployment of ground truth-level location in fleet operations.