Since 2019, Almon’s engineering team has been designing and testing autonomous vehicle technologies for heavy-duty truck applications. In early 2019 Almon was successful in its proposal for a grant to fund a retrofit package for automation of heavy-duty trucks, under the Ontario Centres for Excellence Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN).
Through grant funding from AVIN and working alongside subcontractors X-Matik and the University of Waterloo, Almon has invested extensive research into the development of Autonomous TMA Truck systems.
Focusing on Truck-Mounted Attenuator (TMA) trucks (ie. Crash Trucks) which are prevalent in freeway construction zone operations, Almon began retrofitting TMA trucks with Driver Assist and Automation features. The addition of AV/CV technologies can improve safety, reduce costs and improve performance.
We believe that such applications could be an important steppingstone of commercially viable technologies that can serve as a foundation for the buildup of expertise in AV/CV technologies.
This project is ongoing, we are currently completing the objectives below: