UPDATE:Royal is thrilled to announce: The Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle (AIPV), i.e. Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator (ATMA) Truck, has been deployed in live work zone on August 18th, 2017! AIPV pilot programs are being launched in conjunction with Colas in the UK and one of our own Departments of Transportation in the US. Check out the videos below to learn more!
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS
What is the "ATMA"?The Next Generation of Roadway Construction Work Zone Safety
The ATMA (Autonomous TMA Truck) is outfitted with an electro-mechanical system and fully integrated sensor suite that will enable Leader/Follower capability that allows the ATMA to follow a lead vehicle completely unmanned. The technology is being adapted to the roadway construction industry, and leveraged from existing systems currently deployed, and in use by the U.S. military. Kratos company, Micro Systems Inc., powers the technology behind the driverless truck.
"Any time a driver can be removed from these vehicles in a very dangerous situation, and if the vehicle's struck, there's nobody inside of it to receive the damage or the injuries...that's measuring success," said President of Royal Truck and Equipment, Rob Roy.How Does The "ATMA" Operate?
Operation of the ATMA will be conducted in a configuration called Leader/Follower to replicate real-world operation. The configuration will include a human-driven Leader vehicle, followed by an unmanned Follower vehicle (the ATMA). The leader vehicle is a human-driven vehicle that will be outfitted with a NAV Module that is strapped to the roof of the vehicle during testing. The NAV Module contains a GPS receiver, system computer, digital compass, and a transceiver. It transmits GPS position data called "eCrumbs" back to the Follower vehicle, which then uses the data to follow the exact path and speed of the Leader vehicle at each point along the route. The NAV Module can be easily unstrapped and removed from one vehicle and installed on another if a different leader vehicle is required.
Download the ATMA Truck Flyer
ATMA Truck Inquiry
Royal's 3-In-1 Truck
Doing more with less has become the new industry standard, and fleet supervisors and equipment managers have to be more versatile in the course of their workday than ever before - and so does the equipment they depend on to do it. Royal's 3-in-1 Truck easily transforms into a TMA Truck, a Stake Body Truck, and a Cone Safety Truck. This truck performs the functions of multiple trucks...and does it well.
Toughest TMA Dump Truck
A TMA Truck is designed to saves lives in your work zone, and we understand you need your dump truck, to be a dump truck! It’s not always practical, and never safe, to utilize your dump truck as a shadow vehicle. Royal’s TMA Dump Truck is built to meet all work zone safety requirements, is intended to absorb the impact of a high (or low) speed crash, decreases damage to the vehicle, and saves workers’ lives. Using Royal’s Fast-Trak System, you can quickly disconnect your attenuator and use your dump truck within 5 minutes.
The Only Autonomous TMA Truck
The ATMA(Autonomous TMA Truck) is outfitted with an electro-mechanical system and fully integrated sensor suite that will enable Leader/Follower capability that allows the ATMA to follow a lead vehicle completely unmanned. The technology is being adapted to the roadway construction industry, and leveraged from existing systems currently deployed, and in use by the U.S. military. Kratos company, Micro Systems Inc., powers the technology behind the driverless truck.
The Only Emergency Response TMA Truck
Every fire company deserves to have their crew feel as safe as possible while on the job. You put your lives in jeopardy to help others alongside dangerous highways. The Emergency Response TMA Truck is built to assist your team during these calls. You can utilize the truck body to store all necessary supplies and protect every firefighter that steps foot on the highway.The industry’s safest and most innovative truck design of the ERTMA offers your fire company great maneuverability, and over 1,000 cubic feet of storage capacity. This allows the ability to carry all equipment necessary for fire, rescue, and EMA response in one organized area.
The RoadRunner Truck
The Roadrunner Cone Placement System (CPS) saves lives and labor by automating the placement and positioning of cones and other channelizing devices in a work zone. Cones may be safely loaded into the machine from the bed of the truck; removing workers from direct exposure to traffic, and other construction zone hazards. Workers no longer need to walk alongside or hang off the truck to place cones. which further increases worker safety.