Andrade Gutierrez launches self-driving truck in collaboration with Volvo and ACR – Revista Caminhoneiro

Andrade Gutierrez launches self-driving truck in collaboration with Volvo and ACR – Revista Caminhoneiro


Named 4.ZERO, due to its high accuracy, it is ideal for the most dangerous jobs in the mining market and large construction. 4.ZERO, with future engineering in mind, was created by the construction company, in collaboration with Volvo and ACR.

Mining and heavy construction market technology is part of the construction company’s project to modernize and accelerate engineering 4.0. The truck is driven remotely from seven vehicle cameras, whose images are sent to two televisions in the cockpit, the operating room. There, a trained specialist controls the equipment by remote control and radio signal from up to 2 km.

4.ZERO also stands out for being the only one on the market that allows immediate switching between manned and unmanned modes, keeping all functions, without requiring mechanical adjustments. In addition, it is also the only one that can be delivered from the factory ready to receive and act on radio control signals.

“Technology goes hand in hand with Andrade Gutierrez’s innovation project, which has been modernizing all jobs. Since 2018, with the creation of Vetor AG, our Open Innovation Initiative, the construction company has brought leading technologies to the market to accelerate Engineering 4.0 and The truck is our bet to connect other solutions, bring security and reduce risk”, he explains. André Medina, Innovation Manager and responsible for Vetor AG, an initiative that has already facilitated a thousand connections with startups, as well as accelerated more than 30 initiatives and found more than 25 solutions.

Focusing on mining and infrastructure projects, 4.ZERO stands out for its short response time and high level of assertiveness, reducing risk and bringing more trust and security.

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