HUAWEI and Navigine Introduced High-Precision Indoor Navigation
HUAWEI and integrated navigation technology provider Navigine have announced the launch of a joint "indoor navigation" solution. It allows real-time tracking of the location of people, vehicles, and infrastructure in large buildings with an accuracy of several meters.
Unlike most existing navigation technologies, the joint Navigine and HUAWEI solution does not require the installation of additional infrastructure. The location of the object is determined based on the signal from Wi-Fi access points or Bluetooth transmitters. The development can be used in industrial areas, large shopping centers, airports, sports stadiums, concert halls, and other public buildings.
Among the possible scenarios for using the platform: displaying personnel, machinery, and equipment in real-time, plotting routes, tracking the history of movements over a time segment, creating a "heat map" (allows you to get an idea of the number of people in a building and the density of visitors and employees per square meter), setting parameters and points for patrolling, informing that a person is in a dangerous or prohibited area.
The system can work with wearable devices and beacons from various manufacturers. In addition, it is possible to create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor navigation. This effect is achieved through tight integration of data from inertial sensors, GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, and Wi-Fi / Bluetooth signals. High energy efficiency is also noted - the system consumes less energy than a mobile browser.
Navigine and HUAWEI's solution should be appreciated by shopping mall visitors. By installing a turn-by-turn mobile app, users can plan their routes based on the shopping list, department search, and product information, with all current location information displayed in real-time.