U.S. Patent Awarded to Unmanned Convoy System

Autonomous Solutions (ASI) has received patent rights from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the Guideline Robotic Leader-Follower System.

The Guideline Unmanned Convoy System extends instant and highly-featured advantages to industrial as well as military operators such as high efficiency in non-combat or industrial zones; minimization in driving personnel by over 2X. It also provides failsafe, redundant leader-follower system, equipping GPS/laser guided convoy systems during interference or when signal is lost; and protecting military personnel from dangers within active combat zones. The system ensures effective operation in all types of road conditions, terrain, and weather. Furthermore, it is compatible with all sizes of vehicles from small ATVs to well-built, sturdy military transport vehicles.

This robotically-controlled guidance system called ‘Guideline system’ can be installed atop the anterior part of military or industrial vehicles. Each Guideline unit is composed of Kevlar tether equipped on a mechanical spool. The unit also includes sensors that can clearly examine the speed, vector, and length of the tether that moves from or returns to the spool, based on the data to the automation kit of the vehicle. The onboard computer built within the kit shows the speed and position of the lead vehicle, designing a course for the autonomous vehicle that imitates the actual path of the leader. Once the lead vehicle is propelled for motion, the buffer distance between the two vehicles is automatically increased by the Guideline, ensuring safe stopping distance.

ASI's Guideline Robotic Convoy System is now being deployed in field trials in Singapore, the United States, and Australia, serving various operation scenarios.

Source: http://www.autonomoussolutions.com/

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