TAG: autonomous ground vehicle

On the Road to Driverless

June 1, 2015By

Differential GNSS+INS for Land Vehicle Autonomous Navigation Qualification
Land-vehicle autonomous navigation requires centimeter-level accuracy to hit the open road. One demonstrated absolute accuracy and mobility solution extends the potential test area and minimizes cost for multi-environment validation. read more

Kairos Unveils UGV Tech for Heavy Equipment at AUVSI 2015

May 5, 2015By
Kairos Autonomi produces solutions that can be retrofitted or "strapped-on" to any existing optionally unmanned vehicle or vessel.

Kairos Autonomi is displaying its latest autonomous technology designed for use with heavy equipment and machinery. Kairos’ robotic applique kits are add-on vehicle autonomy systems that provide unmanned capabilities to current manned vehicles, rendering them optionally unmanned. Equipped with larger gear faces, stronger actuators than its predecessors and a pathing upgrade, the Pronto4 Heavy delivers the increased torque needed to control the traction, braking, throttle and... read more

J.D. Power: Collision Tops Nav, Paves Way for Autonomous Driving

April 27, 2015By

Three of the top five technologies consumers most prefer in their next vehicle are related to collision protection, according to a new J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Tech Choice Study. Technologies that reduce the overall burden of driving and enhance the safety of the vehicle and its occupants receive the most consumer attention. Among the technologies consumers express most interest in having in their next vehicle... read more

Autonomous Vehicles Are Coming…But When?

November 20, 2014By

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

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

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

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