WESTMINSTER, Colo. – Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has chosen Trimble RTX technology to power its ProPILOT Assist 2.0 driver assistance system. The system will be available initially on the 2023 Nissan Ariya and will offer hands-off and guided freeway driving capabilities.
Trimble RTX offers a higher level of accuracy than standard Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals, which can drift up to 10 meters (25 feet). Trimble RTX provides consistent lane determination, making it a crucial component for the latest driver assistance systems. As advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) become increasingly popular on freeways, lane-level accuracy is crucial in the journey towards full autonomy.
Trimble has a long history of providing precise positioning solutions, serving the automotive industry for nearly as long. With technology leadership and domain experience, Trimble has enabled over 30 million miles of confident driving with hands-off driving systems.
ProPILOT Assist 2.0 enables hands-off driving while cruising in a single lane. The system provides audio and visual guidance to the driver, who must put both hands on the steering wheel and confirm the operation when approaching a road divide or when passing a slower vehicle. Trimble’s positioning solution, with its integrity monitoring capabilities, provides consistent lane-level positioning in real-world driving environments. However, the driver must remain alert and attentive at all times.
Trimble’s RTX network is supported by a globally redundant and resilient infrastructure, monitored around the clock by ISO 20000 certified network engineers and IT specialists. The RTX positioning technology can provide decimeter-level accuracy in seconds, making it an ideal solution for autonomy applications, including automotive driving. The Trimble RTX network is accessible to a single global network and offers accuracy, speed of convergence, and reliability to drivers who depend on it.