Doosan Bobcat partners with radar tech firm

By Andy Brown12 June 2020

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Doosan Bobcat North America has partnered with Ainstein AI, a radar technologies company, to develop next-generation radar sensor systems for Bobcat equipment.

Through this partnership, Ainstein and Doosan Bobcat North America will collaborate to create radar-based sensing solutions to detect objects and people on job sites.

The two companies will collaborate to create next generation radar sensor solutions to detect objects and people on jobsites when using Bobcat equipment. At its core, the radar system collects object position data to provide real-time alerts to operators by incorporating a combination of mmWave radar, sensor fusion and artificial intelligence.

This allows an operator to be more immersed in the task being performed as opposed to focusing on obstacle and collision avoidance. This technology will enable obstacle avoidance solutions and future technologies that support autonomous operations.

“This strategic partnership leverages the respective strengths of Bobcat and Ainstein to further advance our connected and autonomous technology,” said Joel Honeyman, vice president of global innovation at Doosan Bobcat North America. “Working together, we can evolve autonomous operations and provide our customers with optimal productivity and the ultimate operator experience through sensor technology.”

Andrew Boushie, vice president of Strategy and Partnerships at Ainstein, added, “At Ainstein, we design and develop radar systems that are smarter and more affordable, and offer complete solutions for autonomous vehicles.”

The partnership is said by Doosan Bobcat North America to be part of the company’s initiative to identify forward-looking solutions to help equipment owners and operators maximise their productivity and safety through innovation and technology.

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