Las Vegas, 9th January 2019 – NNG, a market leader in automotive location-based solutions, today announced the expansion of its navigation portfolio by offering Off-Road Navigation solutions, specialized for areas where no road network of any sort is available.
This is an innovation unprecedented for civil use previously.
The solution operates by using aerial imaging and orthophotos: The area between the starting point and the destination is assessed by the system, and based on the images, a route is planned that is the most suitable for the individual vehicle and its abilities. Designed with autonomous vehicles in mind, the route plan can be fine-tuned on the go using AI technology and camera sensors to complement the aerial imagery with data about the surroundings, making changes if needed. This means, it can suggest alternate routes should any unforeseen circumstances arise, such as a flock of animals or an overflowing stream.
We are excited to add such an innovation to our offering for the automotive industry, one which can enable autonomous vehicles to leave controlled urban environments. NNG earnt its position in the industry by constantly challenging the status quo. With this new product, we no longer even need rely on a road network to be available for route planning, thus redefining navigation as we think of it today. We believe this to be a real game changer for the adventure vehicle and all-terrain segment.David Wiernik, President of NNG LLC
The newly announced product is introduced and demonstrated at CES2019 and is ready for implementation.