Remote driving allows vehicles to be driven from a far-away location and is now possible with the Zao-SH. With its Ultra Low latency technology for real time live video transmission from the vehicle of the drivers view, complete with a return control signal back for driverless control that includes steering, braking, accelerating and signals, the device can utilize multiple 4G and 5G for almost zero delay driving from a remote location. Remote driving can have many applications, for defence and military applications to keep personnel out-of-harm’s-way, or as backup for autonomous driving should a failure occur and normal in-car driving cannot be achieved. Soliton has also developed a method for “platooning” or joining up multiple cars and vehicles with the lead vehicle acting as the master vehicle with all the secondary vehicles following the directions of the first in the “car-train”.
Remote operation of machinery
The Zao-SH with its new Ultra Low Latency technology brings a reform of working opportunities for remote bulldozer control, remote crane driving, remote agricultural vehicles and other remote heavy machinery operation. Enabling remote control of heavy machinery from anywhere in the world, it can bring a big improvement of working environments thus increasing the safety of the workers and decreasing the long-term costs of worker shortage or expecting them to work in highly hazardous areas.
Remote drone operation
The new Ultra Low Latency technology of the Zao-SH enables drones to live-stream allowing remote operators anywhere in the world to view action in absolute real time. Whether mounted in the drone for ‘beyond-line-of-sight’ applications or connected into the control-base station of the drone for ‘line of sight’ applications, the Zao-SH can be used by professional drone operations to include defence, security, rescue and anti-terrorism applications securely and consistently. It is also possible to control the drone camera such as tilt, zoom and pan, remotely from the same control center receiving the live stream via a return link on the same network.