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Swift Navigation

Swift Navigation is universal high accuracy GPS, enabling a world where unmanned drones plant the seeds, automated tractors harvest the crops, and self-driving cars deliver the groceries.

Our first product, Piksi, is a low-cost, high-performance GPS receiver with Real Time Kinematics (RTK) for centimeter level relative positioning accuracy. With open source firmware and a price 10x cheaper than the alternatives, Piksi is the GPS platform for high accuracy applications.

Swift Navigation’s project Piski was started back in 2010 by Colin Beighley, Fergus Noble and Henry Hallam whilst working at Joby Energy, an airborne wind energy company.

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Piksi is an RTK GPS receiver with open source software that costs one tenth the price of any other available RTK system.

We designed Piksi with the belief that providing this level of positioning precision at a radically lower cost would open it up to a much wider range of applications. We are particularly excited about its use in autonomous vehicle systems. Civilian and hobbyist use of UAVs has increased dramatically over the last few years, yet highly accurate, low cost localization solutions are not available yet. We hope that Piksi will help to fill this gap and push the envelope of what is possible with these systems.

Swift Navigation screenshot
Above: Piksi Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 8/7/13
Swift Navigation screenshot
Above: Piksi Screenshot -- #2
Uploaded: 8/7/13



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