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Vision enhanced RTK: Deep integration of Real Time Kinematics (RTK) GNSS Positioning and Computer Vision


The emerging market of autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles requires cost effective, high accuracy (i.e. centimetre to decimetre level) navigation systems, with the most important but also most challenging and safety-critical feature: high reliability (i.e. capability of achieving high accuracy under all kinds of environments). Nevertheless, Current Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Camera based Computer Visual navigation systems are limited in terms of accuracy, reliability and/or affordability, which is strongly preventing a faster development of these new business sectors.
VRTK solves these needs by offering a unique method to enhance the accuracy and reliability of traditional positioning and navigation methods. We demonstrate a deep integration of computer vision and high accuracy Real Time Kinematics (RTK) GNSS position technologies which provide high reliability of cm-accuracy in all outdoor environments-big potential to be extended indoor in a next stage. It will become a real market-creating innovation unlocking the potential of several emerging markets as listed above and a game-changing technology to make autonomous vehicles safe and affordable for everyone.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/automotive engineering/autonomous vehicle
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system/global navigation satellite system
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computer vision
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


Stampfenbachstrasse 52
8092 Zurich Eth-zentrum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000