Swift Navigation and SK Telecom Partner to Deploy AI-Powered Location-Based Products in Korea

May 18, 2024 | by magnews24.com

Swift Navigation has announced a partnership with SK Telecom to accelerate the deployment of AI-powered, location-based products in Korea. The collaboration involves a carrier-grade network to deliver Swift’s Skylark Precise Positioning Service across Korea, enhancing GNSS accuracy from meters to centimeters.

Skylark, already used in over 8 million autonomous and connected devices, will be introduced to SK Telecom’s customer base, including the Korea Forest Service. The partnership aims to improve positioning accuracy for various mobility platforms and is backed by stringent safety and cybersecurity standards.

Key Points of the Partnership:

  • Service Deployment: Swift and SK Telecom are jointly operating a network to provide Skylark’s high-precision positioning across Korea.
  • Technological Benefits: Skylark enhances GNSS accuracy to centimeter-level, crucial for autonomous vehicles, UAVs, and robotic equipment.
  • Customer Integration: SK Telecom is leveraging Skylark for high-precision applications, including forest management by the Korea Forest Service.
  • Performance Showcase: SK Telecom’s drive tests showcased Skylark’s superior lane-level positioning accuracy compared to standard GNSS.

Holger Ippach, EVP of Product & Marketing at Swift, and Takki Yu, VP and Head of Infra Tech Office at SK Telecom, expressed their commitment to advancing precise positioning solutions for safer and more efficient navigation technologies in Korea:

“SK Telecom shares our vision to build a safer and more productive future by changing the way we navigate the planet,” said Holger Ippach, Executive Vice President of Product & Marketing at Swift Navigation. “Together our two companies offer a robust set of positioning solutions backed by real-world experience deploying mission-critical technology for some of the largest companies in the world. We are thrilled to have them as a partner.”

“SK Telecom is ready to provide precise GNSS positioning services for various mobility platforms including UAM, autonomous vehicles and smartphones by collaborating with Swift,” said Takki Yu, VP and Head of Infra Tech Office at SK Telecom. “We will continue our research to improve the services with AI technology and offer this innovative and high-integrity service to our customers in Korea.”


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