Automation for autonomous terrain mobility (Auto2)
|STIFT SKOGSBRUKETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT, SKOGFORSK
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 469 701
|April 2017 - June 2018
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The long-term goal is to implement autonomous terrain transports in forestry, construction operation and rescue service. The short-term goal is to develop and implement two autonomous functions active safety and auto drive, that together enable autonomous driving. The project vision is to create economically, ecologically and socially sustainable technology solutions for gentle and productive terrain driving through automation.
Expected results and effects
Increased automation on terrain vehicles will result in reduced mental and physical strain on operators, more inclusive and gender-neutral working environment, reduced soil damage, higher productivity, lower fuel consumption and thus lower emissions of CO2. The result will lead to new digital services, such as cloud-based terrain and water maps, operation and maintenance information. The project enables multiple product solutions for manufacturers and users of technology for off-road work machines and transport vehicles.
Planned approach and implementation
Through market and technical analysis and networking, a consortium has been formed that works closely with several major industrial companies related in the autonomous areas. During initiating phase, the consortium has formed a realistic project that is highly relevant to Sweden´s area of forestry and agriculture, as well as construction equipment and other terrain transport operators. The project group have two full-scale physical test platforms, a scaled-down replica, and simulator environment and digital models on test platforms suitable for the development of automation.