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Trimble RTX Auto enables precision positioning for vehicles

April 13, 2019  - By
After 2020, Super Cruise will will be available on all General Motors brands (Photo: GM)

After 2020, Super Cruise will will be available on all General Motors brands (Photo: GM)

Trimble has announced the availability of Trimble RTX Auto, a GNSS software library written for use in safety critical automotive applications.

The RTX Auto library can be integrated with any GNSS device and enables the decoding of Trimble’s RTX correction stream for centimeter-level absolute positioning accuracy, the company said.

RTX Auto works with other on-vehicle sensors to deliver a positioning solution that satisfies advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving requirements.

RTX Auto is both Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) and Automotive Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination (ASPICE) certified. These certifications validate that Trimble RTX Auto meets functional safety requirements for ADAS and autonomous applications in the auto industry.

“For over 35 years, Trimble has been at the forefront of positioning innovation, accelerating productivity for our users,” said Patricia Boothe, vice president of Trimble’s Advanced Positioning Division. “RTX Auto takes our technology leadership into functional safety applications and allows the automotive industry to leverage Trimble’s leading RTX correction technology. Trimble RTX technology is helping to safely accelerate vehicle autonomy, transforming how the world drives.”

While other correction service providers are validating their ADAS positioning products and services in test environments only, Trimble is on the road today providing RTX-based absolute positioning within General Motors’ Super Cruise, a hands-free driving system for the freeway.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.