Samuel Reeves, CEO/Founder, FORT Robotics, says it's an exciting time to be talking about automation in the off-highway equipment industry because we've reached the point where it's seen as a necessity for the future of the industry and those in it.
He says the technology is here, and as such every OEM has realized it needs to be involved with this growing trend. The approaches to applying it are varied, as is the pace at which we'll reach full automation. While it's an exciting time, there are also many challenges associated with the development of autonomous equipment.
Connectivity with the internet is necessary for many autonomous systems. As such, systems can be open to vulnerabilities like hacking; so FORT Robotics will work with OEMs to help secure their automated systems and machines to ensure safe operation at all times.