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January 26, 2020

 Road tunnels and technology in an operational perspective
Arild Petter Sovik, Tunntech Global News

Use of high-speed camera robot in first response Featured

Written by  Dec 01, 2017

The high-speed camera robot provides the operator with a set of eyes and sensors that can be deployed in hazardous environments, without compromising the lives of personnel. The robot can reconnaissance tunnel structures, underground facilities, industrial buildings and other objects that are associated with high risk of personnel casualties.

The robot has been developed in close cooperation with the local fire department and Norwegian Tunnel Safety Cluster. The operation time is 3 hours and can have a unlimited reach when using 4G or preinstalled communication infrastructure. The dimensions are 500 x 450 x 250 mm and it weigh 10 kg, and the top speed is 45 km/h!

The robot carry a full HD low-light camera and a thermal camera, and can operate in temperatures from -10 to 125 °C. 

The product have had a lot of attention so far and is now being evaluated by several fire departments in Norway. 

KVS Technologies also develops a more advanced robot. The new robot shall be able to contribute to extinguish a vehicle fire, before the fire department reach the tunnel. The new robot is supposed to be stationed in the tunnel.

Exciting and innovative use of robot technology, and in this case to contribute in rescue and fire fighting in a hazardous environment like a road tunnel. I have meet the staff at KVS technologies several times, and I find it inspiring to see such innovative minds in action. 

Weblink: http://kvstech.no 


Last modified on Sunday, 10 December 2017 18:32
Arild Petter Sovik

Editor, Tunntech Global News

E-mail:  arild.sovik@tunntech.no
Phone:  +47 950 88 793


News coverage based on many years of experience from key positions in the industry. Former National Tunnel Manager at the road authorities (NO), senior principal development manager at a major tunnel contractor company (NO) and experience from a wide number of activities in national and international networks. 


Website: www.sovikconsulting.no
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