OPPO announces high-precision RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) Positioning Algorithm for mobile positioning
OPPO has recently unveiled a self-developed high-precision positioning algorithm that will allow the mobile phone navigation system to provide accurate location within a one-meter radius.
This initiative aims to help users get an improved navigation system both for indoor and outdoor uses. The company brings in the RTK technology to smartphones to complement its current positioning technology. The RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) positioning technology is based on carrier phase measurement that processes the data obtained between measuring stations in real-time to deliver accurate positioning.
Previously, this technology was largely used for industrial measuring to utilize large complex systems but not suitable for smartphones. Moving forward, OPPO has developed an algorithm that utilizes information from existing mobile phone sensors, including accelerometers and gyroscopes, to enhance positioning accuracy and lessen the effect of signal interference.
“In this 5G era, where connectivity is fundamental, various applications require an improved navigation system for both indoor and outdoor uses. In response to this growing market demand, OPPO is implementing its high-precision RTK positioning technology to smartphones, and we believe this technology will benefit a wide range of uses”, OPPO Vice President and Head of OPPO Research Institute Levin Liu stated.
Moreover, the company also mentioned that 5G would soon dominate as the new norm of connectivity. It aims to spearhead this advancement globally to continue to deliver the best digital experience for all the tech-consumers. Locally, OPPO works with network operators to bring in the latest 5G-ready OPPO smartphones.
Meanwhile, OPPO is still working on commercializing its technology that is expected to roll out in 2021.