Unmanned Systems Navigation Webinar

posted Mar 24, 2015, 2:31 PM by Christopher Wilson   [ updated Mar 30, 2015, 5:13 PM ]
I gave the ground portion of this seminar on navigation for unmanned systems as part of a series of webinars from Inside GNSS and NovAtel.  The basic upshot is that ground systems, especially personal cars, are among the most complex automation problems around today due to the incredibly high integrity requirements, along with incessant interactions with many other vehicles.   Then we have closing speeds in excesses of 200 kph with offset distances of two or three meters leaving only milliseconds for reaction times.
In this webinar I talk a little about my belief that mapping must be done based on probe vehicles in order to provide the integrity and reliability these systems require.  I also discuss the differences between planning maps and positioning maps.