Trimble has launched a new path planning technology that gives equipment manufacturers the ability to automate the trajectory and speed of industrial equipment.
The tech giant says that manufacturers worldwide can now provide 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 allows plans to be created in the office and adjustments made in the field or worksite. In addition, it is optimised for complex fields, unique site shapes, obstacles and avoidance zones.
This differs from traditional path planning options that require manual set-up, which impacts productivity, consistency and execution, says Trimble.
Finlay Wood, general manager, Off-Road Autonomy at Trimble, explains: “Our new path planning technology is the next step in Trimble’s vision of making fully autonomous solutions available across industries, regardless of brand, type of equipment or use case.
“With this easy-to-integrate solution, we’ve taken another significant step towards full autonomy. It enables our customers to reduce waste and simplify complex tasks, whether they are in the cab or not—part of our vision to meet operators where they are on their path toward fully autonomous solutions.”
Trimble is currently field testing this technology with Dynapac, a supplier of high-tech soil and asphalt rollers, light equipment and pavers, as part of its autonomous compactor.
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