Nissan Motor and Trimble Technology have announced the development of one of their most advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Featuring Trimble’s RTX technology, the ProPILOT Assist 2.0 system will be available initially on the 2023 Nissan Ariya.
The RTX system provides higher accuracy than the typical Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), as it can provide consistent lane determination for driving applications with a current drift of up to 10 meters (25 feet). This is a key component for the latest advanced driver assistance systems like the ProPILOT Assist 2.0, which is increasingly used on freeways.
The RTX system provides lane-level accuracy via advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), with the driver still being the ultimate decision-maker. This is an important step in the journey to fully autonomous solutions. ADAS requires a heightened level of accuracy and reliability to ensure that the car is safe to drive within the correct lane.
Nissan and Trimble are constantly trying to improve the accuracy and safety of the ProPILOT Assist 2.0 system and its other driver-assistance technologies. This improved driver assistance system will likely play a major role in the ongoing development of driverless vehicles.
Both companies are investing heavily in the research and development of these technologies and are continuously looking for ways to improve their driver assistance systems. This will not only make them more reliable and accurate but also safer.
Overall, the partnership between Nissan and Trimble is a promising one, as it will help bring forth the development of autonomous vehicles and driver assistance systems. This partnership is just the beginning a new era for driverless vehicles and a more connected, autonomous future.