Military Embedded Systems

Heavy UGV can now operate beyond visual line of sight using 5G and 4G


July 07, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Patria photo.

FINLAND. The development of Patria’s Heavy Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) has reached a level where the Patria AMV 8x8 vehicle can be operated remotely beyond visual line of sight, utilizing 5G and 4G networks.

This advancement is intended to enable vehicles to operate from longer distances with higher reliability. The demonstration of remote-controlled Patria AMV 8x8 vehicle under 5G network was made in cooperation with the University of Tampere, and it was part of the RemoteFeel project.

RemoteFeel is a research project founded by Business Finland, FIMA ry (Forum for Intelligent Machines), and the research parties. Members of the program were given the opportunity to drive a Patria AMV 8x8 vehicle remotely. The demonstration utilized Patria’s Remote Operating Desk (ROD), user interface containing features such as augmented reality and haptic feedbacks designed to enable authentic remote-driving operations, and the combined stereo camera system developed by the University of Tampere.

Patria first publicly demonstrated its Heavy UGV capabilities at European Land Robots Trial (ELROB) with two Patria AMV 8x8 vehicles in Belgium 2018. Patria´s unmanned solution is designed to be integrated into the new Patria AMVXP, Patria 6x6 vehicles, and to all already delivered AMV 8x8s without any major changes in the vehicle configuration. 


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