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Ports and logistics

Real time positioning and navigation for ports and logistics, including urban canyons and GNSS denied environments.

Autonomy in ports and logistics

  • Introducing SAE Level 4 and Level 5 autonomous vehicles to port environments offers significant safety and efficiency benefits.
  • Cranes and tall stacks of shipping containers make ports harsh GNSS environments which will require a range of sensors to navigate precisely.

OxTS solutions for autonomy in ports and logistics

Navigating the challenges of port environments

To achieve the safety and efficiency benefits of introducing a fleet of autonomous vehicles into ports, your navigation solution needs to:

Maximise satellite coverage at every point throughout the port

  • Two multi-constellation, multi-frequency RTK GNSS receivers support aiding from the four main GNSS constellations: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and Beidou.
  • OxTS’ ix/single-satellite aiding technology makes sure that each and every visible satellite is blended into the navigation solution for the most accurate solution possible – even when tall stacks of containers occlude the vast majority of the sky.

Minimise time without RTK after
temporary GNSS interruptions

  • Should containers or cranes ever cause RTK to be lost, OxTS’ gx/RTK inertial relock technology uses inertial measurements to reduce RTK reacquisition time from up to 20 seconds, to around five.

Localise in the absence of GNSS

  • In GNSS-denied areas, you can aid inertial data with Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM), Ultra-Wideband (UWB), and other sensors, for a continuous, robust navigation solution.
  • Any sensor that can provide position, velocity, acceleration and/or heading updates can be integrated at speed, via the OxTS generic aiding interfaceto enhance the navigation solution and bridge the gap during prolonged GNSS interruptions.

Seamlessly integrate with wider architecture

Building OxTS components into large, complex systems is quick and easy with:

  • Ethernet and CAN data interfaces
  • Digital PPS for time synchronisation and PTP support
  • A ROS2 driver available for data decoding

Post-process data

  • OxTS post-processing engine offers forwards/backwards combined processing with advanced smoothing technology to create the most optimised data possible, taking advantage of being able to see the whole picture.
  • This optimised data can be used to improve your ground truth reference for localisation during vehicle development, or for georeferencing sensor data for map creation.
  • Post-processing your data also gives you the ability to correct any mistakes made on the configuration or to chop sections of data out if they were logged in error, saving time and effort on data collection overall.

Navigation components

High-performance solutions for development, validation and volume production of autonomous port and logistics vehicles.


Robust performance in an economical package
(Ethernet and CAN)

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RT3000 v4

For when where matters most

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Software and Plugins

Our software solutions support the use of OxTS products delivering key functionality including configuration, data display, analysis and manipulation as well as post-processing.


Configure, monitor and post-process with ease.

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Applications for automation

Creating automated, ‘no-touch’ solutions.

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Looking for an autonomous port and logistics vehicle navigation solution?

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