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Autonomous Vehicles Are Coming…But When?

November 20, 2014By
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The autonomous, or driverless, vehicle market seems to be a big side topic at connected car conferences. Location technology will continue to play a role in the development of autonomous vehicle markets. However, many view a fully autonomous vehicle to be more than 10 years away — these are usually folks from the auto industry or academia. Others, those who lurk around Silicon Valley, believe that driverless cars will be on the road in half that time...and once again, if Detroit doesn’t move on it, they will. read more

U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin Complete Second Autonomous Convoy Demonstration

June 11, 2014By
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The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Lockheed Martin successfully demonstrated additional capabilities of the Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System (AMAS) May 29 at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina. They conducted a driverless line-haul convoy with seven military trucks at speeds up to 40 mph. The AMAS CAD II demonstration built... read more

It’s Snow Problem: Ohio University Team Wins ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition

February 6, 2013By
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The Institute of Navigation (ION) Satellite Division held its third annual ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition January 24-27 at Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, as part of the 127th Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Sponsored by The ION Satellite Division and held in cooperation with the ION North Star Section, the ION Annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition is a national event... read more

On the Edge: Go Big Green

December 1, 2011By

Nav On Time, a French Company located in Toulouse, has successfully completed a trial campaign of its Mow-By-Sat precision guidance on a commercial lawnmower. In August, the prototype of a GPS-guided robot lawnmower was installed on a golf driving range near Toulouse and tested in real conditions of use, day and night, maintaining a 25,000 square meter lawn since then. In a previous campaign, the mower covered more than 2.2 million yards — equal to1,250 miles or 2,000 kilometers — in 2,100 hours. (See videos of the mower in action at www.youtube.com/DSnavontime.) read more

Handling at the Limits: Robotic Racer Offers Help for Ordinary Drivers

August 1, 2010By
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Learning how to control a car as a race driver does, at its very limits of handling, can ultimately assist ordinary drivers who enter a turn too quickly or are driving on a wet road and don’t realize when they need to brake. DGPS and inertial sensors drive feedback and feedforward speed controllers on a twisting test track to the top of Pikes Peak. read more

U.S. Army Testing Rugged, Autonomous Robot Vehicle

June 24, 2010By

The U.S. Army's Autonomous Platform Demonstrator, or APD, is a 9.6-ton, six-wheeled, hybrid-electric robotic vehicle currently undergoing developmental and mobility testing at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. According to an Army statement, the demonstrator vehicle represents the state of the art in unmanned ground vehicle mobility technology. read more

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