Northstar Robotics has developed an off highway autonomous vehicle platform that could be retrofitted on existing vehicles or integrated into new OEM platforms. The platform is based on the QNX operating system and been proven in the field running on small agricultural machines to large off highway snow removal equipment.
3D Perception System: Protect People, Infrastructure and Equipment.
Through rigorous real-world testing, Northstar has identified and integrated the optimal combination of LIDAR, RADAR and cameras. Combined with algorithms for object detection and navigation, the solution delivers remarkable safety and situational awareness even under harsh weather conditions, including snowstorms.
Autonomous Navigation: Plan and Control Work Sites. Northstar provides extremely accurate navigation through multiband GPS and allows customers to define the drive path and geofence boundaries. Vehicles can operate fully autonomously or in lead-follow mode. Based on location, they can also take specific actions, such as lowering a plow blade.
Lead-Follow Mode: Boost Labor Productivity. Control a network of driverless vehicles following a lead operator.
Machinery and Equipment Controls: Connect and Monitor. Connect your equipment like blades, brooms or sweepers to Northstar for automated control. Display your in-vehicle system diagnostics through Northstar’s web interface.