12 Dec

Development of Unmanned Patrol Vehicle

On December 8 2017 Cohort Systems Inc. signed a funding agreement with the Ontario Centres of Excellence and the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada for the Drive-By-Wire Conversion for Autonomous Patrol Vehicle (APV).  Drive-By-Wire (DBW) conversion is the first conversion step required to convert an off the shelf vehicle into an autonomous vehicle.  Funds for this development are provided by the Ontario Centres of Excellence, the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada, and Cohort Systems Inc.  The conversion work will be completed by the Algonquin College Applied Research & Innovation Center in Ottawa under the supervision and participation by Cohort Systems Inc.  In addition to funding Cohort will be guiding the development of platform control algorithms using Cohort’s Robot Open Control software IP.  Cohort is also providing the vehicle which is a commercial off the shelf all-electric drive vehicle favoured with end users such as: police, security, and ware house maintenance personnel.  Cohort’s business objective is to complete the conversion of the DBW APV into a fully Autonomous and Collaborative APV; and use this vehicle in technical demonstrations and pilot projects of its Robot Open Control software for Perimeter Security applications in 2018.  This technology will be deployed in the market with a commercialized APV and with 3rd party Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) starting in 2019.

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