A modular, multi-purpose autonomous vehicle

The highly configurable Rheinmetall AXUS is an industry-leading autonomous vehicle platform. This driverless battery-powered solution combines gold-standard navigation software and sensors with a modular platform for ease of use.

When employee safety is on the line, AXUS keeps your team out of harm’s way, successfully completing a wide range of tasks autonomously or remotely controlled. Engineered for safety and efficiency on any type of job site, it can be used both above and below ground, making it an all-purpose asset for your operation.

Features and benefits

  • Is silent, electric, and totally emission-free.
  • Extended runtime provides peace of mind during long-range missions.
  • One-ton carrying capability minimizes the need for multiple resupply trips.
  • 360-degree obstacle detection and avoidance reduces the risk of accidents.
  • Follows people, vehicles, and convoys of multiple AXUS without additional equipment.

Our solutions for all industries

No matter the industry or sector, our autonomous navigation platform and A-kit can help businesses and operators overcome their safety, labour, and budgetary challenges.

Airport

Keeping airports safe with autonomous vehicle solutions

When a suspicious bag is detected in an airport terminal, everything grinds to a halt. Service is disrupted at moment’s notice, resulting in multi-million-dollar losses for airlines and massive headaches for travelers.

The fastest and safest way to resolve suspicious baggage issues is with Rheinmetall Provectus’ autonomous Unmanned Baggage Handler (UBH). Initially deployed in Canada at the Quebec City airport in 2012, the UBH has since been adopted by Kelowna and Victoria airports to remove threats, reduce downtime, and minimize passenger disruption.

How Rheinmetall Provectus can help

Keep employees safe: Equipped with the proven Rheinmetall PATH autonomous navigation technology, the UBH can be teleoperated at a safe standoff distance, keeping airport staff out of harm’s way. Using a remote control, employees can direct the suspect bag away from the terminal building, then neutralize the threat without having to interact with the luggage themselves.

Nonstop operation:The first UBH on the market has been operating 24/7/365 since then and now has over 41 500 hours under its belt. Its ability to remain in continuous operation facilitates unparalleled readiness and minimal downtime: the moment UBH is needed, it will be on its way to the baggage site.

Features and benefits

  • Steel dump box for easy baggage off-boarding
  • Long range wireless communication system for transport away from terminals
  • Additional transport capabilities for regular luggage

Forestry

Streamline your forestry trucking operations

The forestry industry is no stranger to harsh conditions. Logging companies are in constant need of experienced drivers who can operate large trucks in snowy, rainy, or dusty environments, which can prove to be a challenge. At Rheinmetall Provectus, we have innovated a safer, more efficient way to transport lumber and materials: the Rheinmetall PATH autonomy kit.

This platform-agnostic autonomous technology can seamlessly transform any fleet into an autonomous one. PATH makes it simple to run a convoy of autonomous logging trucks, hence multiplies your ability to deliver materials.

How Rheinmetall Provectus can help

Ramp up efficiency: Our truck platooning functionality allows two or more vehicles to create a convoy – but only the first truck requires a fully qualified driver. This means operators can maximize the amount of timber or lumber being delivered with only one driver in the truck leading the convoy.

Address labour shortages: Every logging truck equipped with our technology is one less qualified driver needed to get the job done. By using safety drivers behind the wheel of autonomous follower trucks, only one qualified driver is required to safely guide a convoy of trucks from the forest to the mill. If you are contending with a lack of commercially licensed employees, the Rheinmetall PATH can help you to make use of a readily available labour pool that can fulfill the role of safety driver.

Run a safer operation: One of the most dangerous factors while on the road is human error – especially when driving long distances as part of a logging operation. Thanks to its advanced navigation system, our technology can detect obstacles and accurately follow the path of the lead truck better than a human can, allowing you to keep employees safe from harm.

Features and benefits

  • Operation in all weather conditions and around the clock
  • Safe navigation with exceptional precision using advanced onboard sensors
  • Easy integration of Rheinmetall PATH-equipped trucks into existing fleets with very little training
  • Easy expansion of the PATH’s capabilities into other woodlot operations, like unloading and relocating lumber

Mining

Unparalleled safety and efficiency for mining operations

Rheinmetall Provectus is expert in underground, GPS-denied, autonomous navigation and is introducing it to the mining industry. Our team believes that miners should be doing what they do best – mining, not driving themselves and supplies around your site – so as to maximize profitability and efficiency.

Rheinmetall Provectus’ autonomous vehicle solutions keep staff out of hazardous environments, but can also complete a wide range of industrial tasks. They can carry just-in-time deliveries for goods and materials, conduct post-blast surveillance missions, and more – all without endangering a single employee.

How Rheinmetall Provectus can help

Streamlined labour: The more you automate your operations, the fewer mine-certified staff you will need to get the job done. Using unmanned vehicles will hence be key in labour shortage situations.

Increased safety: Safety in the mining industry is paramount. By using fully electric autonomous vehicles such as the Rheinmetall AXUS, diesel fuel emissions are eliminated, and operations can resume post blast when human would face hazardous health conditions.

Heightened efficiency: In underground hard rock mining, humans must vacate the mine during blasting operations and wait for airborne toxins to ventilate from the mine. During this time, autonomous vehicles powered by the Rheinmetall PATH can bring materials to the worksite, saving valuable time and increasing overall mine efficiency.

Features and benefits

Rheinmetall AXUS autonomous vehicle was designed specifically for underground situations like mining and is highly adept at navigating harsh environments:

  • Zero-emission vehicles create a safer work environment
  • Alleviation of range anxiety: AXUS can complete up to 200 km on a single charge
  • Thanks to AXUS’s robust construction, loads up to one ton can be carried on mine ramps

Added value

  • 24-hour nonstop operation
  • Proven autonomous navigation in underground environments
  • Easy integration into existing mining infrastructure
  • Performance metrics and job progress tracking for added analytical value

Outdoor logistics

What you need, where and when you need it.

Outdoor warehouses, construction, and job sites involve moving numerous and frequently heavy items from point A to point B. Often this monotonous and labour consuming job is perfect for an autonomous vehicle.

Innovated and engineered by Rheinmetall Provectus, the Rheinmetall AXUS is an industry-leading autonomous vehicle platform designed for transport tasks. Instead of putting employees in harm’s way or missing deadlines due to labour shortage, AXUS can run anytime and in any conditions, without the need for a human operator.

How Rheinmetall Provectus can help

Flexible labour: Don’t have enough staff on hand to get the delivery done? Autonomous vehicles are always ready to fill gaps in your labour force. They can run all day and all night, keeping you on track and on time even if you’re short-staffed.

Safer operations: The AXUS can help reduce safety risks. It operates safely in all weather conditions, features a state-of-the-art collision avoidance system, and can be sent in place of a human driver on just about any route.

Enhanced productivity: Time is money. By complementing your operations with AXUS, you can keep moving 24/7, running an even more efficient operation and keeping productivity right on schedule.

Features and benefits

Our autonomous AXUS vehicle and PATH autonomous kit (A-kit) are built to withstand harsh road conditions and unpredictable environments:

  • Bring your company into the future with AXUS fully electric features like quiet operation and zero emissions
  • Convert any vehicle into an autonomous carrier with the PATH A-kit, our platform-agnostic technology
  • Leverage high-accuracy navigation in both GPS-enabled and GPS-denied environments

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Space

Trailblazing the final frontier of autonomous vehicle technology

At Rheinmetall Provectus, we are proud to offer the most robust autonomous vehicle solutions on the market – and our experience in the space industry is the ultimate testament to our products’ reliability.

The Rheinmetall PATH software suite has been selected by world-class space exploration institutions like NASA and the CSA when designing their rover mobility solutions. For each mandate, Rheinmetall Provectus provided hardware design, integration support, sensor subsystem integration, and command and control software for the delivered rovers.

How Rheinmetall Provectus can help

Proven reliability: NASA has conducted rigorous testing on our drivetrain control software for lunar rover applicability, ensuring its suitability for future missions. The Rheinmetall PATH has been chosen over and over again for its stability, reliability, and ability to accommodate new technologies within the ever-changing hardware landscape.

Total peace of mind: When a rover is deployed in space, there are few opportunities (if any) to conduct repairs or upgrades. That means the technology needs to work – no exceptions. Rheinmetall Provectus’ wealth of experience in both the space industry and beyond means its clients can enjoy complete peace of mind, conducting missions with full confidence.

Features and benefits

  • Platform-agnostic software to operate on any rover.
  • Operation in all conditions and around the clock
  • Safe navigation with exceptional precision using advanced onboard sensors

Contact

A wealth of experience under one roof

Our robotics system experts bring diverse professional backgrounds and areas of specialization to the table. Together, our team is greater than the sum of its parts – just like our autonomous vehicles!

  • Provectus Robotics Solutions Inc.

    1740 Woodroffe Ave,
    Building 400
    Ottawa
    ON  K2G 3R8 (Ontario)
    Canada
    Phone: +1 613-898-2390
    Fax: +1 866-509-9888

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