Montreal, Canada: Averna has integrated its GPS routing technology with Telogis into its Universal Receiver Tester (URT) solution. Telogis GeoBase is now an integral part of the URT’s NAVigation Advanced SIMulator (NAVASIM) for GPS receiver validation of essential navigation and location-based services (LBS).
NAVASIM enables GPS-device original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to create complex driving scenarios using a point-and-click interface and a dynamic vehicle model with built-in Tele Atlas digital maps. With the addition of the Telogis GeoBase toolkit, NAVASIM is now able to generate 100 waypoints per second from Tele Atlas map data. This data feeds NAVASIM’s GPS constellation simulator, enabling testers to quickly create high-accuracy trajectories to better emulate all aspects of the driving experience.
Using Telogis GeoBase, Averna’s enhanced NAVASIM provides smartphone, personal navigation device (PND) and in-vehicle navigation system manufacturers and designers with routing functionality that integrates advanced data, including RDS-TMC (traffic messaging). This delivers the GPS industry’s only route matrix – highly useful for solving complex routing problems, including spatial optimisation and the integration of custom rules.
Newth Morris, President of Telogis GeoBase, said, “GeoBase provides Averna’s URT/NAVASIM solution with the next-generation of GPS navigation capabilities. Our technology enables Averna’s OEM customers to create complex and realistic trajectories, simulate the GPS signals received and track the path plotted by GeoBase. This application is a great example of both the performance and broad data support of our toolkit.”
Dominique Fortin, Director of RF Products at Averna, said, “The integration of Telogis GeoBase into NAVASIM will benefit GPS-device makers in many ways. By allowing them to test GPS and RDS-TMC signals simultaneously in their labs, it will help save significant time and resources normally used for costly test drives. And by accelerating testing, OEMs will be able to get their navigation devices to market faster, which will boost their competitiveness.”