Over the past decade, Hexagon | AutonomouStuff has built over 500 R&D-grade drive-by-wire platform vehicles worldwide. Leveraging that expertise, AutonomouStuff designs, builds and deploys production-grade drive-by-wire onto off-road autonomous vehicles.
Drive-by-wire describes the automation behind machine control of a vehicle’s engine, steering, acceleration and brakes. There are onboard redundancy systems for steering, braking and power that reinforce safety throughout the vehicle. With a robust testing scheme including failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), fault tree analysis and traceability from concept through validation, we put safety at the core of enabling autonomy.
Our production drive-by-wire solutions include:
- Functionally safe production-grade engine control units
- Fully redundant steering, braking and power systems
- Robust testing for environment, endurance and full FMEA
With our robust and safe drive-by-wire integration with built-in redundancies, off-road vehicles can become fully autonomous without the need for safety drivers. Integration can be customised to fit the unique needs of different off-road applications, creating a holistic solution for full-site autonomy.