Global and China Automotive High-precision Positioning Market Research Report 2022: L3 Autonomous Driving is Heading for Mass Production, and Integrated Navigation Positioning Becomes the Standard


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High-precision Positioning Research: from L2+ to L3, high-precision integrated navigation and positioning will become the standard

With the development and progress of the autonomous driving industry, 5G communication and Beidou navigation applications are becoming more and more mature, and the high-precision positioning market has seen development opportunities.

From 2022 to 2025, autonomous driving will gradually evolve from L2/L2+ to L3/L3+. High-level autonomous driving has higher requirements for positioning accuracy which should reach the centimeter level. This promotes the further development of high-precision integrated positioning technology.

L3 autonomous driving is heading for mass production, and integrated navigation positioning becomes the standard

In March 2021, Honda officially released the L3 autonomous production car, Honda Legend EX (which obtained L3 autonomous driving certification from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan) equipped with the Honda SENSING Elite intelligent driving system, high-precision positioning modules, sensors and a 3D HD map.

Honda has produced 100 units of L3 autonomous models, which are leased and sold to users in Japan for three years, allowing users to drive on designated roads in Tokyo.

In December 2021, the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) granted system approval for Mercedes-Benz's L3 autonomous driving system on the basis of the technical approval regulation UN-R157 (UN Regulation No. 157 - Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS)), allowing the sale and driving of L3 autonomous vehicles from a legal level. This is a breakthrough in mass-produced autonomous driving technology.

According to Mercedes-Benz's plan, its two flagship sedans, S-Class and EQS, will be equipped with the L3 autonomous driving system (including a high-precision positioning module + HD map) at first. It is expected that consumers will be able to purchase L3 Mercedes-Benz cars in the first half of 2022. The contracting states of UN-R157 include EU countries, the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Australia, etc., which means that Mercedes-Benz's L3 autonomous vehicles can be sold in these countries.

China has not legally allowed L3 autonomous vehicles to be on the road, but L2+ (close to L3) autonomous models have been launched intensively so far. According to the statistics of the publisher, the assembly rate of L2 autonomous passenger vehicles exceeded 20% in China in 2021.

Some of the L2 models have achieved high-speed pilot autonomous driving by installing high-precision positioning and HD maps. For example, Xpeng P7, NIO EC6, ES6, ES8, GAC Aion V, Aion LX, Great Wall WEY Mocha and other models can be equipped with optional high-precision positioning modules. FAW Hongqi E-HS9, HiPhi X, 2021 Li ONE and other models are equipped with high-precision positioning modules as standard.

In addition to the existing mass-produced models, OEMs have successively launched more than 10 models equipped with high-precision positioning technology since 2021, such as Xpeng P5, NIO ET7, Neta U Pro, Aion V Plus, Aion LX Plus, Great Wall Mecha Dragon, BAIC ARCFOX ?S Hi, etc.

Currently, a single positioning technology cannot meet the high precision required for autonomous vehicles. The solutions used by OEMs basically use multi-sensor integrated positioning technology. In addition to integrated navigation modules and HD maps, technologies such as visual SLAM and Lidar are also used.

Relative positioning cannot be used with standard HD maps, because their coordinate systems, data formats, interfaces, and timelines are completely different. Standard HD maps must be used with absolute positioning. Therefore, the current mainstream positioning technology is that GNSS, IMU, and HD maps cooperate and complement each other to form a high-precision positioning system for autonomous driving.

Automotive High-precision Positioning Research Report, 2022 highlights the following:

  • Classification, technical challenges, industrial policies, market size, corporate structure, development trends, etc. of high-precision positioning technology;
  • Application scenarios and market forecasts for autonomous driving positioning, including autonomous passenger car positioning solutions and market forecasts, low-speed autonomous driving high-precision positioning solutions and market forecasts, autonomous special vehicle positioning solutions and market forecasts, etc.;
  • Development of signal-based positioning technology, signal-based positioning solutions of major suppliers;
  • Industrial pattern of inertial navigation positioning, positioning products and positioning solutions of major inertial positioning technology suppliers;
  • Status quo of integrated navigation technology, supplier structure, positioning solutions of major integrated positioning technology suppliers;
  • Main products, main technologies, development trends of basic positioning technology suppliers.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1 Status Quo of High-precision Positioning Industry
1.1 Classification of High-precision Positioning Technologies
1.2 Challenges to High-precision Positioning Technologies
1.3 High-precision Positioning Technology Industry Policies
1.4 High-precision Positioning Companies and Their Developments

Chapter 2 High-precision Positioning Technologies for Autonomous Driving and Development Direction
2.1 Requirement on Positioning Indices for Autonomous Vehicle
2.2 Autonomous Driving Positioning Technology Solutions
2.3 Trend (I): High-precision Positioning Integration in the Evolution of E/E Architecture
2.4 Trend (II): Indoor and Outdoor Integrated Positioning
2.5 Trend (III): Integration
2.6 Trend (IV): Centralization of LBS (Location Based Service)

Chapter 3 Use Scenarios and Market Trends of High-precision Positioning
3.1 Use Scenario: High-precision Positioning Technology Solution for Passenger Car
3.2 Use Scenario: High-precision Positioning Technology for Low-speed Autonomous Vehicle
3.3 Use Scenario: High-precision Positioning Technology for Autonomous Specialty Vehicle
3.4 Forecast of Key Market Segments' Size

Chapter 4 Signal-based Positioning Industry and Suppliers
4.1 Progress of Signal-based Positioning Technology
4.2 Development Trend of Signal-based Positioning Technology
4.3 Satellite Positioning Onboard Solutions
4.4 Pattern of Signal-based Positioning Suppliers
4.5 Qianxun SI
4.6 Unicore Communications, Inc.
4.7 Hi-Target
4.8 Sixents Technology
4.9 China Mobile
4.10 UniStrong
4.11 ALLYSTAR Technology
4.12 ComNav Technology
4.13 BroadGNSS Technology
4.14 KunChen Technology
4.15 Chengdu Jingwei Technology
4.16 Mitsubishi Electric
4.17 Swift Navigation
4.18 Septentrio
4.19 Others
4.19.1 PNI Sensor's Positioning Business
4.19.2 NXP's UWB Positioning Business

Chapter 5 INS Positioning Industry and Suppliers
5.1 Pattern of INS Positioning Suppliers
5.2 ADI
5.4 Beijing Xilang Technology
5.5 StarNeto
5.6 Asensing Technology
5.7 Others
5.7.1 INS Products of UniStrong
5.7.2 INS Products of Honeywell
5.7.3 Honeywell HGuide n380 INS
5.7.4 Six-axis Onboard Inertial Sensors of Panasonic

Chapter 6 Integrated Positioning Industry and Suppliers
6.1 Integrated Positioning Technologies
6.2 Company Pattern of Integrated Positioning Technology
6.3 Trimble Navigation
6.4 Qualcomm
6.5 BDStar Navigation
6.6 BDStar Intelligent & Connected Vehicle Technology (BiCV)
6.7 CHC Navigation
6.8 Sand Canyon Technology
6.9 StarCart
6.10 Baidu
6.11 BYNAV Technology
6.12 Azimuth Technology
6.13 Desay SV Automotive

Chapter 7 Basic Positioning Technology Industry and Suppliers
7.1 u-blox
7.2 STMicroelectronics
7.3 InvenSense
7.4 Bosch
7.5 Novatel
7.6 Quectel
7.7 Others
7.7.1 Simple's Dual-frequency RTK Precise Positioning Module
7.7.2 SKYLAB Put Forward Dual-frequency Multi-modal High-precision Module
7.7.3 UNISOC's Automotive-grade High-precision Dual-frequency Positioning Chip A2395

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