Third-generation Honda AMV prototype unveiled in the U.S.
On March 6, 2023, local time, Honda’s U.S. subsidiary launched the third-generation prototype of the Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle (Honda AWV), an experimental vehicle for platform-type autonomous mobile mobility.・Announced that it will be released at the construction machinery trade fair “CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023” in Las Vegas.
Honda AWV is a robotics device “3E-D18” that aims to be used for fire fighting, agricultural work, sports training support, etc. by exchanging the upper attachment with the theme of “expanding human possibilities”. It is a robust and durable electric mobility developed based on the concept of
It runs autonomously using GPS location information, radar and lidar obstacle detection functions, and other sensors, and by adding attachments and tools, it is a platform that can be used for various tasks such as transportation. .
“Wolf in sheep’s clothing” Equipped with IndyCar power unit etc.
The load capacity has more than doubled!Other performance improvements
In 2021, Honda conducted an actual driving test of the second-generation Honda AWV prototype at the construction site of a large-scale solar power plant in the southwestern United States. announced that it had
Compared to the second-generation prototype, the payload capacity has been increased from 400 kg to 907 kg, and navigation has been improved in places where it is difficult to use satellite positioning systems such as GPS. The adoption of a simple programming interface based on a tablet terminal is cited as a change point.
Honda explained that the Honda AWV has the potential to bring greater efficiency, labor productivity and environmental performance to the construction industry and other industries seeking autonomous systems on dirt roads.
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