Trimble Technology to Help Power Nissan’s Most Advanced Driver Assist System to Date


Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. will use Trimble RTX® technology as its high-accuracy positioning source, enabling the hands-off and guided freeway driving capabilities of the ProPILOT Assist 2.0* driver assistance system, available initially on the 2023 Nissan Ariya.

While positioning with standard Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals may drift up to 10 meters (25 feet), Trimble RTX provides higher accuracy and enables consistent lane determination for driving applications. This makes Trimble RTX a key component for many of the latest driver assistance systems like the ProPILOT Assist 2.0. Increasingly being used on freeways, lane-level accuracy via advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), where the driver is still the ultimate decision maker, is a key enabler in the journey to fully autonomous solutions.

“Trimble has been at the forefront of precise positioning for decades and has served the automotive segment for nearly as long,” said Patricia Boothe, general manager, on-road autonomy at Trimble. “We’ve applied the combination of technology leadership and domain experience to enable more than 30 million miles of confident driving with hands-off driving systems.”

The ProPILOT Assist 2.0 system enables hands-off driving while cruising in a single lane. When the vehicle approaches a road divide, or when passing a slower vehicle is possible, the system judges the appropriate timing of branching off or passing based on information from the navigation system and 360-degree sensing. Intuitive audio and visual guidance is given to the driver, who is then prompted to put both hands on the steering wheel and confirm the operations.

Trimble’s positioning solution, underpinned by its integrity monitoring capabilities, enables consistent lane-level positioning in complex, real-world driving environments. As with any current steering system, the driver must remain alert and attentive at all times.

The Trimble RTX network is supported by a globally redundant and resilient infrastructure—backed by a team of ISO 20000 certified network engineers and IT specialists, monitoring operations around the clock to ensure optimal signal performance and reliability for drivers who will depend on it. Trimble’s RTX positioning technology can provide decimeter-level accuracy in seconds, making it an ideal solution for autonomy applications, including automotive driving, when accuracy, speed of convergence and accessibility to a single global network matter.

*ProPILOT Assist 2.0 can’t prevent collisions. Driver at all times responsible to maintain safety by monitoring traffic, controlling vehicle, and if needed steer, brake or accelerate. System works only when lane markings detected and does not function in all weather, traffic and road conditions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information. NissanConnect Services subscription required. See


Trimble and Infotech to Streamline Inspection Measurement Workflows for Civil Infrastructure Projects


Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that Infotech®, a leader in infrastructure construction software solutions, is adding high-accuracy positioning and measurement capabilities to its Mobile Inspector® Measure Service application through an integration with Trimble® AccessTM field software. Infotech provides field staff with simple, yet powerful and configurable, mobile apps to manage data collection and inspection activities for digital delivery of civil infrastructure including Federal and State Department of Transportation (DOT) projects.

“Working with Infotech to integrate digital delivery technology, we enable DOT customers to streamline the office-to-field workflow and collaborate in a common data environment to deliver inspection and construction projects on-time with real-world accuracy,” said Cyndee Hoagland, senior vice president, Trimble Transportation & Infrastructure. “Today’s announcement represents our commitment to providing industry leading solutions centered on digital project delivery and we are excited to support DOT projects in the effort to modernize our transportation infrastructure.”

“Trimble recognizes the importance of an efficient, transparent and repeatable workflow that focuses on industry-specific solutions,” said Stephanie Michaud, strategic marketing manager, Trimble Surveying & Mapping Field Solutions. “By sharing precise geospatial measurements between Trimble Access and Infotech’s Mobile Inspector application, users can pair high-accuracy locations with asset inspection data to verify final as-built models for civil infrastructure projects.”

The Trimble and Infotech integration provides inspectors with a solution to use directly in the field. It allows users to easily capture the supporting geospatial data for measurements and eliminates data entry errors, which increases field productivity and project delivery.

“Field data collection is historically manual and prone to errors due to inefficient, manual processes. Through this integration, we are helping field staff quickly collect accurate, auditable data and connecting it to the estimate process with a single point of data entry,” said Chad Schafer, associate vice president of Business Development and Sales at Infotech. “Trimble is a tremendous player in the industry with proven surveying technology, and we are excited to integrate two of our software applications to create a more tech-empowered field workforce.”