Mitsubishi Electric Announces Compact MMS-G Mobile Mapping System
Mitsubishi Electric will release a compact “MMS-G” mobile mapping system (MMS) on December 25. MMS are highly precise measuring systems comprising car-mounted GPS antennas, laser scanners and cameras to gather 3D positioning data on road surfaces and roadside features, generally used as base data to create high-definition 3D maps for autonomous driving and infrastructure inspections. Compact MMS-G, integrates three Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) antennas into one to reduce weight by about 50% compared to existing MMS-G220Z model.
The compact, lightweight and transportable new MMS-G from Mitsubishi Electric is especially suited to mounting on automobiles, railways, carts or ships. The Roof-mount unit divides into two units for easier transportation/installation and reduced labor and the high-sensitivity camera enables data acquisition at night also. Estimated measurement accuracy can be confirmed on operating screen in real time, enabling users to select operations efficiently for optimized data acquisition.
Obtained data can be used to construct 3D laser point clouds easily with post-processing software (provided). It is expected to be used for diverse applications in markets including Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania, where high growth is forecast. The new MMS-G will be showcased at the Mitsubishi Electric stand, No. 12.1E.080 in hall 12.1 during INTERGEO at Messe Frankfurt exhibition complex in Frankfurt, Germany from October 16 to 18, 2018.