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Our Halma Partnership with Oxbotica

Our Halma Partnership with Oxbotica

We are excited to share that Halma plc, a British global group of safety equipment companies of which Navtech Radar is included, has announced that it has agreed a strategic partnership with Oxbotica, a global leader in autonomous vehicle software and existing partner of Navtech Radar.  This strategic partnership will enhance the power of the Navtech and Oxbotica relationship, providing additional technologies and capabilities to accelerate our autonomous vehicle solutions

“Oxbotica’s vision – working to make roads safer, environments cleaner and industries more efficient – is aligned with our purpose to grow a safer, cleaner and healthier future for everyone, every day. Our partnership will enable Oxbotica to accelerate the roll-out of its autonomy software globally and will bring exciting new capabilities for Navtech to develop its radar technology solutions and accelerate its growth.”

Andrew Williams, Halma’s Group Chief Executive.

Navtech Radar initially joined forces with Oxbotica in 2019, combining over 20 years’ experience of developing industry-leading, high performance sensing solutions with Oxbotica’s expertise in creating software for universal autonomy.  During this time together, we have developed a universal radar-based localisation system that is ideal for industrial autonomous vehicle operators who need to provide reliable performance in all possible conditions. 

Unlike even the best of the current autonomy solutions, our product provides levels of availability previously not possible, to improve both productivity and safety in new and existing situations. By developing this into a product that can integrate into any autonomy stack, we have opened up new opportunities for autonomous vehicles which enables us to answer that key question for autonomy: Where am I?

Radar has the benefit of being a stand-alone sensor, not requiring any infrastructure or external signals. This makes it perfect for industrial applications that, when using other technologies such as GPS or Lidar, can become inoperative when used underground, in adverse weather conditions or in poor visibility.