Honda testing autonomous vehicles for construction sites

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Honda is testing a prototype autonomous work vehicle (AWV) for use on construction sites. The unusual machine was trialed on a site in New Mexico, as part of a partnership with engineering firm Black & Veatch. The month-long field test saw the electric unit perform tasks like towing and transporting materials as part of a large-scale solar energy construction project. The vehicle carried construction materials, water, and other supplies to pre-set destinations. “We believe the Honda AWV has the potential to bring greater efficiencies, higher levels of safety, and better environmental performance to the construction industry, and to other industries seeking an autonomous off-road solution,” said Kenton Williams, US project lead for the Honda AWV.

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