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Odometry

Odometry is the use of data from motion sensors to estimate the change in position of a vehicle over time, relative to a specific starting location. Rapid and accurate data collection and processing is fundamental for odometry to be used effectively, meaning many sensing technologies fail. Our 360°, high-resolution, long-range radar processes more than 12 million data points per second. Combining this data with the robust algorithms of Oxbotica’s world-leading autonomous vehicle software platform, Terran360 delivers the accurate frame-to-frame motion estimation necessary to deliver precise localisation.

Reliable performance

  • Unaffected by rain, fog, dust or dirt
  • 360° field of view 
  • Single sensor solution
  • Fast referencing and mapping
  • GNSS free

Cost efficient

  • Increases safety and productivity
  • Centimetre accurate localisation
  • Comprehensive and cost-efficient
  • Easy integration
  • Maintenance free for 10 years

Why is radar-only odometry important for localisation?

For reliable performance in the harshest of environments, autonomous vehicles need a sensor that is trusted to perform everywhere, everytime. Navtech’s patented FMCW radar sensor is unaffected by rain, fog, dust or dirt and enables radar-only odometry.  Our radar-only odometry means the Terran360 localisation solution requires no external source of odometry. Frame to frame motion estimation is performed using only data from the radar. This means total independence from all other sensing modalities.

Zero dependence on external systems such as GNSS, markers or third-party mapping, means set up is simple and position estimates are incredibly robust. Localisation and odometry can therefore reliably be achieved in areas where satellite transmission is not available, such as underground or near large structures and in other challenging environments.

Why choose Terran360?

  • All-weather operation
  • Multi-Experience Mapping

Mapping is simple and infrastructure-free. From a single drive through the site, the solution collects the data needed to map your site, unaffected by any seasonal or day-to-day changes in the scene.

  • Place Recognition

The solution can initialise and then localise at any point with no external seed, so your vehicle is not limited to a set starting position

  • Radar-Only Odometry

Frame to frame motion estimation is performed using only data from the radar. This means total independence from all other sensing modalities.

  • GNSS Free

Since there is no dependence on GNSS, localisation can reliably be achieved in areas where satellite transmission is not available, such as underground or near large structures.


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Whether you are new to radar or replacing existing sensors, our technical team will support you to make the most of our radar technology.

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