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Towards seamless navigation

Peltola, Pekka; Moore, Terry


Pekka Peltola

Terry Moore


Jari Nurmi

Elena Simona Lohan

Henk Wymeersch

Gonzalo Seco-Granados



Seamless navigation using one single mobile device would ease navigation. This goal demands detection of context. That is the environment (outdoor, indoor, car, etc.) and behaviour (walk, run, climb, etc.) of the location and user. Each positioning technology (inertial, radio frequency, sound, etc.) has its inherent characteristics. If correctly designed, the navigation system uses multiple sensors and combines the best characteristics of the available sensors in an optimal way. Battery consumption and accuracy of the system meets the needs for all environments. The user would not be aware of how the device works so well all the time—a seamless navigation device. This chapter provides a review of the available sensors and methods that can be used to complement GNSS, in scenarios where GNSS is not enough for seamless navigation.


Peltola, P., & Moore, T. (2017). Towards seamless navigation. In J. Nurmi, E. S. Lohan, H. Wymeersch, G. Seco-Granados, & O. Nykänen (Eds.), Multi-technology positioning. Springer International Publishing.

Acceptance Date Feb 28, 2017
Publication Date Mar 29, 2017
Deposit Date Apr 6, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title Multi-technology positioning
ISBN 9783319504261
Keywords Seamless navigation, Indoor positioning, Sensors, Pseudolites, WiFi, Bluetooth, Ultra-wideband (UWB)
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