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Qualcomm and Trimble Teams Up on Connected Vehicle Positioning

Qualcomm and Trimble Teams Up on Connected Vehicle Positioning
The Siliconreview
30 September, 2019

Qualcomm Technologies and its subsidiary, Trimble, have created an alliance to develop solutions for high accuracy positioning for connected vehicles.

It is learnt from a Forbes report that the new technology is promising and will assist to better position vehicles including emergency services.

Both the companies will join forces for the development. Trimble’s RTX technology will be integrated with select Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive 4G and 5G platforms. The companies will aim to deliver a highly accurate positioning solution essential for maintaining absolute in-lane positioning.

According to prnewswire, the process for adopting road-level navigation and emergency applications will be faster with the new solution. The solution will also fulfil the requirements to develop advanced driver-assistance systems and solutions for self-driving.

Qualcomm’s 4G and 5G platforms are equipped with integrated multi-frequency and multi-constellation high-precision GNSS technology.

Regional and Global GNSS satellite constellation can also be used in the platform. Apart from that, the platform also supports GLONASS, GPS, QZSS, and BeiDou, which currently operates on the L1, L2, and L5 frequency bands, including a precise positioning framework.

One of the top-level executives from Trimble said that “Trimble’s relationship with Qualcomm Technologies establishes a unique alliance between industry leaders, in which both companies are committed to advancing the development of safer, more capable ADAS”.