Photo taken from the tractor, the automated steering wheel can be seen, through the windshield you can see the test site, on which an automated excavator is driving on the right edge of the picture

Lehrte, 24.01.2024 – How can emergency vehicles be automated or made remotely controllable for safe use in a disaster situation in the shortest possible time to quickly minimize damage? This question was addressed by the project partners of the AKIT-PRO research project throughout Germany. Further information on the project and a link to an article in the computer magazine c't can be found here.

The following video presents the project partners, the project goals and the implementation.




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We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the project. Project partners in the AKIT network were the SMEs Götting KG and BINZ Ambulance- und Umwelttechnik GmbH, and the Fraunhofer Institutes IOSB, IOSB-AST and IPA. The project work was supported by the following associated partners:

Many thanks also to the Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Brand- und Katastrophenschutz (NLBK), on whose premises in Celle-Scheuen the AKIT-PRO practical tests took place.

Götting Quick Guide Last updated: 04/2023

Götting KG founded in 1965, ist an innovative company placed in Lehrte near Hannover (DE) and works worldwide.The company develops and produces wireless data communication systems and sensors for automatic track guidance of so-called automated guided vehicles (AGV). As far as we are informed Götting KG has the largest product range of different components for trackguiding AGV.

Further main topics are traffic technology, RF measuring, wireless data communication in general as well as customized developments for car manufactureres, electronic- and radio broadcasting industry. Currently our company employs 90 professionals of which about 30 are experienced masters in engineering and are responsible for research and development.

The core competency of FOX – a special department of Götting KG – is focused on the automation of serial vehicles, especially for the outdoor area (trucks, pay loaders, fork lifts etc.).