Advanced Path Planning Technology for Fully Autonomous Off-road Equipment Announced by Trimble

By Ralph Rio

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Trimble announced its new advanced path planning technology . This software-based technology gives Trimble end users and equipment manufacturers the ability to optimize and automate the trajectory, speed Path Planning Technologyand overall path design of industrial equipment to increase efficiency of work. Manufacturers worldwide can now provide their customers with an easy-to-integrate, automated solution that works not only with Trimble systems, but also with an equipment manufacturer’s existing system. The technology will also be available within Trimble Connected Farm and Trimble Construction Cloud, offering a seamless, end-to-end experience to Trimble end users.

Traditional path planning options require manual set-up, which impacts productivity, consistency and execution. By contrast, Trimble’s advanced path planning technology offers automated, full path, complete project trajectory from entry to exit, including logistics points. The technology allows plans to be created in the office and adjustments made in the field or worksite. In addition, it is optimized for complex fields, unique site shapes, obstacles and avoidance zones.

This new software capability will enable a broad range of autonomous applications across a variety of industries, including construction and agriculture. Once implemented, it can allow customers to meet their emerging product and operational goals no matter where each one is on the autonomy journey.

Trimble field tested the technology with HORSCH, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of modern agricultural technology, integrating path planning technology into HORSCH’s self-propelled PT and VL sprayer series to provide an autonomous, four-wheel-drive solution. Trimble is also currently field testing this technology with Dynapac, a leading supplier of high-tech soil and asphalt rollers, light equipment and pavers, as part of its autonomous compactor.

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