October 12, 2017 - Dubois, WY. - With the advent of autonomous technology, various segments of vehicles are showing promise. One that will have "legs" is Autonomous Oilfield Services Trucks. The oilfields of the USA, (and the world), are filled with dirt roads that lead from the well pads out to county roads and highways. Trucks and drivers are like bees, out onloading the oil and bringing it to midstream companies. Rock, cuttings and water are hauled from point A to point B. Autonomous trucks will begin to take over some of the load.
Autonomous Oilfield Services Trucks (Copyright River Pilot)
With an autonomous truck, the ability to double or triple the oilfield productivity of one driver will be cost efficient. The service will start with platooning and then migrate to "tasking".
Platooning is the ability for one or more vehicles to follow a lead vehicle, generally driven by a human. The units behind the lead vehicle keep a set pace and distance.
Tasking is the ability to have a vehicle "take orders" and follow a defined path at a set speed. If the vehicle needs help, it stops and signals the remote operator for instructions.
We are prepared to help companies migrate to this inevitable, money saving, efficient cutting edge technology. More can be done with the qualified DOT drivers you have on hand.
Contact River Pilot to discuss more and set up a demonstration of this technology.