Trimble announced Feb. 15 its new advanced path planning technology. This software-based technology gives Trimble end users and equipment manufacturers the ability to optimize and automate the trajectory, speed and overall path design of industrial equipment to increase efficiency of work. Manufacturers worldwide can now provide their 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 will also be available within Trimble Connected Farm and Trimble Construction Cloud.
Traditional path planning options require manual set-up, which impacts productivity, consistency and execution. By contrast, Trimble's advanced path planning technology offers automated, full path, complete project trajectory from entry to exit, including logistics points. The technology allows plans to be created in the office and adjustments made in the field or worksite. In addition, it is optimized for complex fields, unique site shapes, obstacles and avoidance zones.
Trimble field tested the technology with Horsch, integrating path planning technology into Horsch's self-propelled PT and VL sprayer series to provide an autonomous, four-wheel-drive solution.