How Autonomous Cars Are Overcoming GPS Signal Loss With Radar

The interruption of GPS signals can have safety and operational implications for autonomous systems that rely heavily on satellite-based navigation.

This is why Paul Newman, CTO and founder of British autonomous vehicle start-up Oxbotica, has worked on an alternative using a mix of radars, cameras and lasers.

He claims that other companies have attempted to do the same using inertial navigation units, combining GPS, gyroscopes and accelerometers. This would reduce the reliance on GPS. However, he claims that Oxbotica is the only company doing this with computer vision, laser or radar.