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Positioning and Orientation for Autonomous Vehicles
Drive forward with precise positioning
To navigate from here to there, start from a steady position

Autonomy programs rely on accurate positioning. Whether it's to map an environment or to have cars drive themselves, Trimble delivers the accuracy required by safety-critical navigation applications.

Precise Positioning Data
Accurate positioning, predictable results
Get the data you need to get into the field, fast.

Trimble’s precise point positioning solutions use inertial technology to accurately calculate the absolute position of a vehicle in motion. Buy, install and deploy quickly to get your program moving.

Untethered accessibility

Operate anywhere within a single global GNSS network

Absolute accuracy

Count on precise positioning data within 2cm

Reliable performance

Ready-to-deploy solutions backed by world-class support

WHY TRIMBLE
Positioning and orientation for agriculture
Reliable positioning you can trust for productive yields you can count on.
  • Support autonomous farm machinery control systems including auto-guidance, planter control and yield monitoring
  • Integrate with variable rate technology (VRT) platforms for increased productivity
  • Continue operations without interruptions, even when aerial views are blocked by trees
  • Control cost inputs related to water, fertilizer and chemicals to maximize productivity
  • Centimeter-level positioning without the constraints of a local base station
  • Leverage a single, unified network — the same trusted by leading automotive manufacturers
WHY TRIMBLE
Positioning and orientation for construction
Maximize uptime and job-site productivity with reliable positioning.
  • Maintain uninterrupted positioning even when aerial views are obstructed by buildings and obstacles
  • Enable machine automation across construction fleets with precise steering and implement control
  • Easy-to-use hardware and software with minimal installation effort
  • Support varied machinery including dozers, excavators or compactors in any environment with blade, bucket and grade control
  • Reduce errors, rework and dependency on highly- skilled operators
  • Maintain safety with centimeter-accuracy backed by reliable correction systems
  • Operate seamlessly within a single, global network
WHY TRIMBLE
Positioning and orientation for logistics operations
Next-level autonomous terminal operations that maximize uptime
  • Navigate challenging environments where GNSS interference is common, such as congested ports
  • Seamlessly maintain positioning as vehicles move between indoor and outdoor environments
  • Maximize accuracy with precision orientation for LiDAR data
  • Ensure uninterrupted vehicle operations with centimeter-accuracy to maximize uptime and bridge outages
  • Leverage a single, unified network to ensure reliability
WHY TRIMBLE
Positioning and orientation for mining
Accurate positioning and orientation technology to help you keep digging, safely.
  • Know the position of your machines at all times, even within subterranean environments
  • Bridge GNSS outages with inertial positioning to maintain vehicle guidance and ensure proper obstacle detection and avoidance
  • Maximize accuracy with precision orientation for LiDAR data
  • Improve safety with centimeter-accuracy backed by reliable correction systems to avoid injuries and incidents
  • Reduce human error and dependency on highly skilled operators
  • Operate anywhere in the world with a single, global network
Autonomy in the news
Applanix receives ASPRS outstanding technical achievement award

Applanix receives ASPRS outstanding technical achievement award

Dr. Bruno Scherzinger, Corporate Technical Officer for Applanix, was recently presented with the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award from the foundation arm of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

Ultrabeam uses Applanix to "map the gap!"

Ultrabeam uses Applanix to "map the gap!"

A competition was launched by the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory in an effort to develop an autonomous survey vehicle that could survey rivers and river banks to find sites for troops to cross. Ultrabeam met the challenge.

Trimble partners with HORSCH for agriculture automation

Trimble partners with HORSCH for agriculture automation

Trimble Inc. is excited to announce a collaborative partnership with HORSCH, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of modern agricultural technology, that will focus on autonomy in agriculture.

Trimble GNSS technology tapped to power autonomous robot tractor

Trimble GNSS technology tapped to power autonomous robot tractor

Yanmar's first SMARTPILOT autonomous robot tractor to be powered from within by Trimble's GNSS 2-in-1 smart antenna and VRS Now.

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