We recently headed to Cumberwell Park, Wiltshire, UK, where a construction site provided the perfect spot to demonstrate how our driverless system, Indigo Drive, handles extreme weather and ground conditions.
In temperatures of -2 after weeks of rain, the muddy ground was extremely soft with low friction.
For this demo we used a Rokbak RA30 articulated dump truck with full hydraulic steering and completed a range of tests, both loaded and unloaded.
The tests included:
– Forward and reverse gear shift
– Object detection (with stop and restart)
– Lane Change
– Emergency Stop
Using various robots inside the cab (for steering, gear change, braking and acceleration) and LiDAR and sensors externally, Indigo Drive safely and precisely completed the pre-programmed route.
Want to see how Indigo Drive’s software allows one operator to control multiple autonomous vehicles? Watch the demo HERE.