Yupiteru selects u-blox QZSS technology for enhanced Radar Detector in Japan

Industry's first car radar detector and geographic information system based on Japan's QZSS satellite service

Thalwil, (PresseBox) - u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless module and chip company, scored an industry first by providing advanced QZSS satellite positioning technology to Yupiteru, a Japanese manufacturer of telecommunications and car electronics for the Japanese market. Based on u-blox' QZSS-enabled LEA-6H satellite receiver module, the GWR73SD radar detector with touchscreen provides enhanced positioning performance and radar detection, plus vehicle diagnostic capabilities.

"u-blox' quick time to market with QZSS receiver technology allowed us to be the first on the market with a highly accurate, highly reliable positioning device that already capitalizes on the first QZSS satellite in service" said Mr. Atsushi Ishibashi, responsible for marketing at Yupiteru, "The GWR73SD is particularly attractive for drivers in urban environments in Japan where GPS satellites can be blocked by tall buildings."

QZSS, or "Quasi-Zenith Satellite System", is a new GPS augmentation system supporting Japan and Southeast Asia based on high-elevation satellites. The system can boost GPS accuracy to below one meter, especially in urban canyons such as Tokyo as the satellites are geostationary in the sky directly overhead in Japan. The first QZSS satellite has been in service since 2011.

Performance of QZSS navigation systems will continue to improve as the 4 satellite configuration reaches completion in the late 2010s.

About Yupiteru

Established in 1970, Yupiteru Corporation is a Japanese based electronics manufacturing company, manufactures radio, radar, telecommunications, security and car electronic equipment. The company has facilities in Japan, China and Hong Kong. (www.yupiteru.co.jp)

u-blox AG

u-blox is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, devices, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of GPS modules, chips, and software solutions together with wireless modules and solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Headquartered in Switzerland and with global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, u‑blox employs approximately 210 people. Founded in 1997, u-blox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

(www.u-blox.com)

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