Honda Set To Showcase Prototype AWV at Upcoming WoC Event
Honda plans to showcase its new prototype off-road vehicle at the upcoming World of Concrete Event in Las Vegas. In a stroke of creative inspiration, Honda has dubbed this concept the Autonomous Work Vehicle. It combines advanced autonomous technology with the company’s all-terrain vehicle. Honda has designed the AWV to enhance the efficiency and safety of commercial and consumer enterprises, such as construction, search and rescue operations, firefighting, and agriculture.
- Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle
- Aimed at utility in commercial and consumer applications, such as construction, search and rescue, firefighting, and agriculture
- Based on Honda’s ATV chassis
- Four-wheel drive
- GPS and sensor-based autonomy guides unit in almost any environment
- Rail accessory mount system
- Onboard power plugins
- Currently still in R&D phase, though Honda has enlisted partners to beta-test and develop attachments
- See the Honda AWV self-driving four-wheeler in action at World of Concrete 2020 in Las Vegas between February 4-7
A Self-Driving Four-Wheeler
The Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle uses the brand’s ATV chassis and four-wheel-drive system. This prototype features GPS and sensor-based autonomy capable of driving the unit in just about any environment, a rail accessory mount system for accessories and attachments, and onboard power plugins.
Because of its compact size and off-road capabilities, this self-driving four-wheeler is highly maneuverable and an ideal choice for a variety of terrains from construction sites to urban pedestrian zones to wooded areas. The Honda AWV can be programmed in different modes and patterns to accommodate a range of applications.
Honda introduced the Autonomous Work Vehicle in 2018. Since then, the company has worked with a variety of partners to beta-test and evaluate it in an array of applications ranging from a large-scale solar operations company, wildland firefighting, and an agricultural research facility.
Honda Research and Development engineers continue to develop the Autonomous Work Vehicle to expand its usage in potential applications in real-world settings.
Showing Off at World of Concrete
Honda will show off the new self-driving four-wheeler at the World of Concrete 2020 Event from February 4-7. You can find them located at booth #031200. The company will not only look to the general public for feedback but will also look to enlist autonomy technology and sensor developers to further improve the platform’s off-road tech.
For those who won’t make it out to Vegas this year, you can still see Honda’s self-driving four-wheeler in action by clicking here .