Qualcomm partners with Trimble to bring meter-level location accuracy for phones powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 888

Trimble RTX Mobility

Trimble and Qualcomm today announced the availability of Trimble RTX GNSS technology for Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platforms.

This technology allows premium Android smartphones around the world to have better location features. Trimble RTX GNSS technology, a correction services platform, is integrated with Snapdragon to improve the quality and accuracy of location-based user services, such as vehicular navigation featuring lane-level guidance.

When combined with a Trimble RTX-based correction service, this will allow phone makers, network operators, and app developers to deliver mobile consumers with robust meter-level accuracy (or around 3 feet). When compared to the usual accuracy currently available, this offers a 5x jump in location efficiency.

For instance, when a ride-sharing app’s pick-up destination is provided more precisely, both the driver and the rider can have a better experience. With real-time navigation apps, drivers can see more map information and get even better driving directions when they use lane-level precision.

Trimble’s existing alliance with Qualcomm Technologies will be expanded to provide automotive OEMs, including Tier 1 suppliers, with high-accuracy positioning solutions for connected vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and autonomous driving solutions. Trimble RTX technology will be available on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 888 mobile platforms in the second quarter of 2022.

Trimble Advanced Positioning’s General Manager, Lisa Wetherbee, said:

Trimble and Qualcomm Technologies have a history of innovation in mobile location technologies, both separately and collaboratively. Together, we are boosting premium Android phone functionality, helping mobile applications provide better information about the user’s immediate surroundings.

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Vice President of Product Management Francesco Grilli said:

Snapdragon is again taking location-based experiences to a new level through this collaboration with Trimble. Precise positioning, where accuracies are down to a meter or less, is a necessary capability in next-gen premium Android phones, providing better mapping, more accurate navigation and new exciting services to consumers