Low-cost intertial sensor for self-driving vehicles from KVH

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Based on its successes in autonomous vehicle prototype programs and a wide range of unmanned applications, KVH Industries is developing a fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based, low-cost inertial sensor for self-driving cars. KVH has also introduced a Developer’s Kit to support integration and testing of FOG-based IMUs into driverless cars.

KVH CEO Martin Kits van Heyningen commented, “What we are seeing now is that each driverless vehicle concept in development around the world is being designed in a unique way. With so many different possibilities, developers can accelerate their progress by working with a proven technology such as KVH’s FOGs and FOG-based IMUs and leveraging our experience to ensure their success.”

The new Developer’s Kit includes the user interface software and all components needed to immediately connect a KVH FOG or FOG-based IMU to a computer in order to configure, analyze, and test the unit.

“The kit is designed to help engineers get up and running in minutes, making it easier to run diagnostics and accelerate their system development,” noted Roger Ward, KVH director of FOG product development.

April 12, 2016

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