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Large smartphone manufacturers like Apple want to help us find them faster with small devices that we attach to our keys or backpacks. The technology behind it still has great development potential.

Researchers at the University of Klagenfurt have now developed a technology that works up to 60 times faster and 40 times more accurately than products previously available on the market.

The basis for the localization is UWB (Ultra-Broadband), on which a research team at the Institute for Networked and Embedded Systems has been researching in international projects for years. Among other things, wireless communication via UWB was used to save cables in aircraft and thus make them lighter and more fuel-efficient.


The team, including Daniel Neuhold, has made decisive progress in the further development of localization with UWB. “Our technology enables 60 times faster and 40 times more precise localization than what the previous market leader is offering,” explains Neuhold. This is made possible by sophisticated calculations based on new concepts, which are integrated into UWB devices as a software solution.

The developments are now protected by patents in Germany and an EU-wide patent application is about to be completed. Daniel Neuhold and his colleagues are currently preparing to found a start-up to roll out the new technology and thus expand the Carinthian tech space with a globally applicable solution.