Trimble and VayaVision to make autonomous vehicles smarter

16-03-2021 | |
Photo: Canva
Photo: Canva

Trimble and VayaVision aim to bring advanced perception technology to the agriculture market. Integration of VayaVision’s raw data sensor fusion and perception software platform with Trimble’s existing machine control technology can enable intelligent automation in complex work environments.

Trimble and VayaVision, a LeddarTech company, announced an alliance that is to bring advanced perception technology to the agriculture, construction and mining markets. Together, Trimble and VayaVision expect to provide an innovative hardware and software portfolio, improving autonomous machine performance.

Reliable environmental mapping

The alliance is focused on advancing data fusion for multi-sensor systems such as LiDAR, cameras and GNSS. These sensors are used to produce reliable environmental mapping, which is critical for autonomous solutions. The result is expected to enable improvements in the performance of autonomous machines operating in challenging work environments or when supporting safety-critical applications.

Both companies will collaborate to advance autonomous development and adoption with a customisable portfolio that can potentially benefit agriculture professionals in several ways by:

  • Improving operational efficiency, decreasing labor costs and reducing project timelines
  • Helping customers scale their automation efforts—from driver assistance features to fully autonomous solutions
  • Offering a flexible, customer-centric approach to product engineering and implementation
  • Reducing customer development costs and accelerating time to market with machine automation
  • Augmenting or replacing human control to create a safer work environment through path optimization, obstacle avoidance and situational awareness
  • Improving sustainability by optimising vehicle functionality and utilisation with automation to reduce idle time, fuel consumption and environmental impact
Hugo Claver Web editor for Future Farming