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Self-Driving Safety Truck To Be Operated in Live Work Zone in Florida

| February 4, 2020

ATMA truck will support a mobile highway operation following behind a maintenance vehicle

Royal Truck & Equipment Inc., in collaboration with Kratos Defense, says that it will be putting its Autonomous TMA truck to the test in a live demonstration on Florida’s highways. 

The ATMA (Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator) truck is scheduled to be deployed in a live operation spanning a 5 mile stretch of I-75 beginning near mile marker 160 and heading south. 

During the live demonstration, the ATMA truck will support a mobile highway operation following behind a maintenance vehicle to provide protection from errant vehicles that might inadvertently enter the work zone.  This is an autonomous leader-follower system consisting of a human-driven leader vehicle that transmits GPS data to the unmanned follower vehicle, which is the ATMA truck.  Advanced features include precision navigation, obstacle detection, and a number of operator-controlled parameters relevant to the operational environment in the lane closure.

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