Driverless pilot Vehicle System for Transport Routing in Industrial Park - project completion


The project

GetUgo, Applied Autonomy and Herøya Industripark AS have completed the project "Driverless pilot vehicle system for transport routing in industrial parks" (DVS-TRIP). DVS-TRIP project has received Norway Grants funding of EUR 129 999.98. The aim of this project was to create a new technology - an unmanned "follow me" car system - to route incoming transport into industrial parks. Developed technology aims to replace existing setup, where every incoming truck is guided by regular passenger car with a driver.

Record set in long-distance teleoperation

GetUgo, Applied Autonomy and Herøya Industripark AS have carried out the first successful test run of a robot on wheels at Herøya's test area. GetUgo have controlled the robot remotely around the test streets at Herøya from a control room in Riga. "The biggest success for us was that we managed to operate the robot from Riga, 900 kilometers away. This is the longest distance we have remotely controlled a machine so far. It worked well on the 4G network with glass-to-glass latency of 120 milliseconds." J. Upmanis describes successful tests of combined autonomous and remotely controlled driving.

An offer to industrial parks

GetUgo has ambitions to offer developed service to industrial parks. "In order to understand if Herøya and others will consider using these solutions, feedback from Herøya Industripark AS is very important to us. Tests and demonstrations allows us to further improve the service based on provided feedback and get closer to being able to offer this as a real product to Industrial parks"

Herøya welcomes autonomous testing

"Some time ago we created a road map for an autonomous industrial park. Now we see that both the technology and users have become more mature to make a transition to autonomous solutions. Testing of equipment and systems also entails improvement and further development. This is an exciting field that we want to help facilitate," says Skjalg Aasland, head of business development and projects at Herøya Industripark AS. "We have expanded our knowledge-base to be able to evolve Herøya into an autonomous industrial park. We have gained a lot of valuable experience for similar projects to come." says Tove Sørensen, project manager Herøya Industripark AS.

Creates interest

DVS-TRIP project demonstrations kick-starts the future autonomous pilot services for industrial parks and creates interest from many. People came to see the demos, and followed the demonstrations with great interest. Robot has been demonstrated for participants from the SAMS cluster Norway (Sustainable Autonomous Mobility System), professionals from Herøya Research Park and others.

From left Tove Sørensen, project manager Herøya Industripark AS, Rebecca Ronke from Applied Autonomy, Matiss Stunda and Janis Upmanis, both from getUgo. Photo: Siri Krohn-Fagervoll.

Here you can read more on the specifics of the project.
Here you can watch one of the demonstrations of the DVS-TRIP project.