Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a global leader in automotive technology, today announced it has signed Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) as the first development partner in its EXO Technology Partnership Program.
Lear’s EXO high accuracy vehicle positioning technology is a proprietary Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) solution designed to meet the demands of the automotive industry and drive change through increased accuracy, reliability and functional safety in vehicle positioning.
EXO Technology provides best-in-class performance by combining near-instant positioning and high accuracy without the need for base stations, and it does so in some of the most challenging weather and urban canyon environments. The cloud-computing and software-based technology enables the safe deployment of advanced autonomous mobility solutions by working with standard automotive GNSS receivers to deliver fast, centimeter-level accuracy anywhere on the globe.
Beginning in early 2019, HATCI plans to utilize the complete EXO high accuracy vehicle positioning solution, including full access to electronic hardware, on-vehicle sensor fusion software and the cloud-based EXO correction service.
“Lear’s EXO Technology delivers the fastest high-accuracy and globally scalable GNSS vehicle positioning solution purpose-built to meet stringent automotive requirements,” said Eric Partington, Vice President, Connectivity at Lear. “The partnership between Lear and HATCI enables advanced safety and autonomous mobility applications utilizing Lear’s proprietary EXO vehicle positioning technology.”
The EXO Technology Partnership Program is a collaborative effort between Lear, OEMs and other ecosystem players that provides a full automotive grade solution for V2X and Level 2/3 autonomous driving features. Lear expects to welcome more innovation development partnerships throughout 2019.