XCMG | May 04, 2022
XCMG, China's largest construction machinery manufacturer, is a world leader in autonomous road building technology. By integrating 5G and artificial intelligence, the company's in-house research and development team performs experiments and simulations to develop high-precision technologies for usage in real-world settings.
The research and development team recently conducted three straight months of on-site trials. The team created a high-precision alignment solution for an unmanned construction roller's strapdown inertial navigation system, increasing control accuracy from 20cm to 5cm. The team labored in difficult weather conditions in Xinjiang's Karamay Desert. After hundreds of days of data collection and testing, the team resolved industry-wide bottleneck issues such as complex environment cluster interaction and welt compression, resulting in a 20% increase in compression efficiency.
These efforts by the in-house research and development team ultimately result in advancements and improvements to XCMG's autonomous road building technology. To date, the company's second-generation unmanned cluster construction equipment has been used in 15 highway construction projects spanning 12 provinces throughout China, including the Pan-Dalian Expressway, the Jingxiong Expressway, the reconstruction and expansion of the Beijing-Taipei Expressway, the S420 Jinhu Section, the Xinjiang S21 Desert Expressway, and maintenance projects on the Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway.
The overall length of construction is 500 kilometers, the longest in the industry, and the average annual time spent by technicians doing the in-depth study is 170 days. National authorities have previously designated vital indications such as vehicle positioning and acquisition accuracy, trajectory and control accuracy, and obstacle avoidance radar sensitivity for technical appraisal. Additionally, the XCMG comprehensive test site's unmanned system claims a 3,000-hour test duration without incident.
According to data from significant projects like the Jingxiong Expressway, Panda Expressway, and Xinliunan Expressway, unmanned construction rollers consumed 85 percent of working time and 80 percent of running track for every 1km of subgrade development compared to traditional construction rollers. In addition, the unmanned construction rollers resulted in a 15% reduction in fuel consumption and a 20% increase in efficiency.
"Our autonomous road construction technology efforts focus on three core points: efficiency, quality, and cost. Just like the automated production line of the manufacturing industry, automated construction technology can improve standardization and achieve high-quality, high-efficiency construction solutions,"
Cui Jisheng, General Manager of XCMG Road Machinery Division
AECOM | October 25, 2021
-AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, announced that it will serve as general engineering consultant (GEC) for Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County’s (METRO) University Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, called METRORapid University Line. In this role, AECOM will provide project management and conceptual and preliminary engineering services to assist in the development of the high capacity transit project that will enhance service and connections to the METRORail Red, Purple, and Green lines.
“A project of this complexity and magnitude requires a team with local knowledge and roots. As a trusted partner to METRO, we’re thrilled to provide our depth of experience and diversity of resources to the METRORapid University Line,We look forward to engaging with the community, working with area agencies, and leveraging lessons-learned to move this important project forward and help realize better transit access, reliability, and customer experiences.”
-Travis Boone, chief executive of AECOM’s U.S. West region.
The METRORapid BRT system combines elements of light rail and bus to deliver efficient, accessible, and environmentally friendly service with dedicated traffic lanes, stations, and platforms. The planned 25-mile University Corridor is the largest in METRO’s BRT expansion, running from the Westchase Park and Ride to the Tidwell Transit Center and connecting with existing and proposed METRO services along the route. Once complete, the METRORapid University Line will be the longest contiguous BRT system in the U.S.
BRT is one of the fastest-growing modes of public transit and a catalyst for economic development and social equality,” said Jennifer Aument, chief executive of AECOM’s global Transportation business. “Having supported BRT planning, design, and implementation in cities across North America, we’re excited to deliver our broad technical and project management expertise, understanding of the local environment, and latest in emerging transit technologies in support of METRO’s vision to build a seamless, equitable, sustainable, and efficient University Corridor BRT system that enhances the communities it connects.
AECOM will be responsible for preparation of the preliminary design documents and management of the overall GEC project delivery – from final design through construction and commissioning. In addition, it will provide subject matter expertise related to the implementation of BRT projects, mentorship to small and disadvantaged business enterprises as well as university students, and public involvement support.
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TriEye | May 22, 2021
Israeli startup TriEye, the developer of the world's first mass-market Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) sensor, declares today its cooperation with Continental Engineering Services (CES), one of the main designing and creation accomplices for auto and industry clients. This joint effort will zero in on the execution of SWIR imaging frameworks in Driver Monitoring Systems.
TriEye's detecting arrangement demonstrates viability in testing perceivability conditions, like high-glare from the sun, conceal designs from the environmental factors, or moving toward vehicle headlights - identification situations that are foremost for the wellbeing and dependability of in-lodge checking. Past upgraded perceivability, the organizations will assess the remarkable added worth of SWIR for distant material detecting in contrast with other sensor modalities. With TriEye's innovation, Continental Engineering Services will want to offer its clients significant detecting arrangements, for example, improved client ID capacities or exact safety belt identification.
"CES is attempting to coordinate wellbeing and vehicle elements innovations to acknowledge protected and charming driving. When coordinating TriEye's SWIR detecting innovation, our high level inside detecting and driver observing arrangements profit by its high strength and unwavering quality," said Uwe Mühlberger, Director Segment Interior Electronic Functions at Continental Engineering Services.
"We are pleased and charmed to report our coordinated effort with CES which denotes another significant advance in addressing the vision difficulties of car frameworks," said Avi Bakal, TriEye's CEO and Co-Founder, "Our joint work on planning a predominant in-lodge checking arrangement is bearing leafy foods as of now see critical premium from the market for this bleeding edge arrangement."
"Bringing our reality's first CMOS-based SWIR sensor to the auto business speeds up the appropriation of more solid, profoundly robotized vision frameworks. SWIR innovation offers interesting and hearty picture information that is pivotal in diminishing street fatalities rates and saving lives," said Ziv Livne, TriEye's CBO.
InGaAs-based SWIR cameras have been around for quite a long time, serving the science, aviation, and guard enterprises, however have not yet been utilized for mass-market applications because of their significant expenses and enormous structure factor. Given cutting-edge nanophotonics examination, TriEye and its essential assembling accomplice empower the creation of a savvy, CMOS-based HD SWIR sensor at scale, that is mass-delivered and little in size.
Among the organizations that are teaming up with TriEye is the main games vehicle maker Porsche, notwithstanding the worldwide car provider Denso. The assessment of TriEye detecting innovation by CES, Porsche, Denso, and extra TriEye clients, builds up the ascent of SWIR is a critical component in cutting-edge vision arrangements. An ever-increasing number of uses are tackling SWIR range picture information to settle complex difficulties that become clear when looking past the apparent.
TriEye is a fabless semiconductor organization fostering a financially savvy, CMOS-based Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) detecting arrangement. Its innovation empowers HD SWIR imaging and distant material detecting capacities with unique viability under regular low perceivability conditions. Established in 2017, the organization's reality's first innovation permits machine vision frameworks to convey picture information and significant data.