An international technology company named Semcon has recently developed a system for autonomous compactor operation. The compactor was designed to increase efficiency and quality during road construction. The Norwegian company hopes to elimate difficult work for staff, reduce time that is needed to build new roads, and increase the lifespan of roadways. Having a roadway that has compact surface layers is important in ensuring high quality roads that will last longer.
For Construction Pros writes: When constructing roads, a compactor has to complete six passes over the surface with a minimum of 20 cm (0.4 in.) overlap at each passing. Semcon’s autonomous solution establishes the route to be traveled via GPS positioning. This ensures the machine follows the same path for each and every pass to accurately and efficiently complete its task.