AKIT - Autonomy KIT for near-series production vehicles

Networked and assisted recovery from sources of danger

Autonomes Fahrzeug
© Fraunhofer IOSB-AST


The aim of the AKIT joint project is to research a new type of recovery chain consisting of a highly automated recovery vehicle, support shuttle and communication components.

Solution approach

A particular focus of the work is on the design of an autonomy KIT, which makes it possible to convert construction and work machines available worldwide, such as excavators and tractors, into unmanned recovery equipment within a very short time by equipping them with sensors and other components. This autonomy KIT provides optimum support with functions such as autonomous navigation in unstructured environments, 3D-based assisted object manipulation and situation-adapted networking, thus enabling the recovery forces to quickly clear sources of danger. Thanks to the implementation as a retrofit kit, no specially retrofitted vehicles need to be kept in stock worldwide, but can be procured and qualified on site.


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AKIT joint project funded by the BMBF


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