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Kalyani Autonomous Rover (ECARS) at 2016 DefExpo

 
Kalyani Autonomous Rover

Kalyani Group showcased their new age autonomous rover.

The new Kalyani Autonomous Rover called ECARS – Enhanced Collaborative Autonomous Rover System has made its debut at the 2016 DefExpo in Goa. Developed in-house by the Pune-based Kalyani Group, the new rover can be used for mine detection, bomb disposal, perimeter security, operation in a hazardous environment, and so on.

Featuring characteristics of an ATV, the Autonomous Rover can also be controlled remotely using a computer and gaming stick, as shown in the image below.

Kalyani Autonomous Rover

Kalyani Autonomous Rover

Kalyani Autonomous Rover (ECARS) is a 4 wheeled ATV with a skid-steer mechanism and autonomous operation using video motion sensors. It also features enhanced collision avoidance system, threat analysis, learning & mission planning. Built on a multi-functional and multi-sensor platform, Kalyani Autonomous Rover (ECARS) is capable of multi-tasking.

Tha all-terrain amphibious vehicle derives power from a battery-powered electric motor. It can last for up to 6 hours in silent mode. In manual mode (when operated by a human remotely), it has a top speed of 20 kmph, while in the autonomous mode it has a top speed of up to 15 kmph. Climbing capability stands at max 45 degrees slope.

Kalyani Autonomous Rover

Kalyani Autonomous Rover

Operating temperature ranges from -40 degrees C to +40 degrees C. Highlights are – easy to use, economical and low maintenance.

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