Honda is one of the largest manufacturers in the automobile industry (and not only). The Japanese giant is experimenting with autonomous driving, wanting to compete with companies such as General Motors, Waymo, Tesla, etc. and present complete autonomous systems.
Indeed, Honda seems to be so unstoppable that she is expected to announce this in the upcoming CES 2019, “bringing” with a vehicle … but what vehicle! Specifically, it is a four-wheeled motorcycle (also known as ATV), which however differs from the rest of its category.
The reason is that has an integrated system of autonomy. In short, this is an autonomous ATV, pioneering in its class, able to navigate through uncharted roads without direct driver intervention. As difficult as it can be, Honda probably did.
The manufacturer claims that his ATV (“Autonomous Work Vehicle”) is primarily for professionals and can be used to move to construction sites, rural areas (and crops), searches in inaccessible places and fire brigades.
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In essence, Honda clarifies the role of an autonomous quad bike that really impresses. We are accustomed to the application of autonomous systems to city and motorway vehicles. But setting them off-road destinations is something different.