At the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Honda will show its Autonomous Work Vehicle.

Wheel.ca | 12/20/2018

Honda will be seeking potential business and technology partners for its prototype off-road vehicle, the Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle, at CES 2019.

Combining Honda’s all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and emerging advanced autonomous technology; the Autonomous Work Vehicle was designed by Honda R&D Americas to enhance efficiency and safety for public, commercial, and consumer enterprises.

Envisioning the potential to support people in a variety of industries, such as search and rescue, firefighting, construction, agriculture, landscaping, and snow removal, The Autonomous Work Vehicle is based on Honda’s proven ATV chassis, built on a 30-year history of accessing hard-to-reach locations with its rugged four-wheel drive system.

The prototype vehicle features GPS and sensor-based autonomy capable of guiding the unit in almost any environment, a rail accessory mount system for limitless accessories and attachments, and onboard power plug-ins.

Its compact size and off-road capabilities make it highly maneuverable and perfect for a variety of locations, from dense forests to urban pedestrian zones.

Further demonstrating its autonomy, the vehicle can be programmed in different modes – “Follow Me,” “Pattern,” and “A to B” – to accommodate a range of applications.

Since introducing the Autonomous Work Vehicle as a concept under the name 3E-D18 at CES 2018, Honda has worked with a variety of partners to beta-test and evaluate potential uses in a broad array of environments, including a large-scale solar operations company, wild land firefighting, and an agricultural research facility.