Patria Enables Remote Control for Heavy Unmanned Ground Vehicles
The development of Patria’s Heavy Unmanned Ground Vehicles has reached a level where the Patria AMV 8×8 vehicle can be operated remotely beyond visual line of sight utilising 5G and 4G networks. This enables vehicles operation even from longer distances with higher reliability. The demonstration of remote-controlled Patria AMV 8×8 vehicle under 5G network was made in cooperation with the University of Tampere, and it was part of the RemoteFeel project.
The demonstration utilised Patria’s Remote Operating Desk (ROD) and state-of-the-art user interface. (PHOTO: Patria)
RemoteFeel is a research project founded by Business Finland, FIMA (Forum for Intelligent Machines) and others. Members of the programme were given the opportunity to drive a Patria AMV 8×8 vehicle remotely. The demonstration utilised Patria’s Remote Operating Desk (ROD), state-of-the-art user interface containing features, such as augmented reality and haptic feedbacks enabling more authentic remote-driving operations, and the combined stereo camera system developed by the University of Tampere.
Patria demonstrated for the first time in public its Unmanned Heavy Ground Vehicle capabilities at European Land Robots Trial (ELROB) using two Patria AMV 8×8 vehicles in Belgium in 2018. Patria’s unmanned solution can be integrated to new Patria AMVXP, Patria 6×6 vehicles and all already delivered AMV 8x8s without any major changes in the vehicle configuration.