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Volvo CE unveils autonomous compactor

By Rob Blackstien   


At the Utility Expo in Louisville, Volvo Construction Equipment showed off its latest innovation — the CX01 single-drum asphalt compactor.

Designed for autonomous or remote-control use, this concept unit employs one vibratory asphalt compactor drum comprised of two independent halves (called a split-drum), kept upright by a self-balancing control system.

The CX01 will be a hybrid solution, fitted with a diesel engine and energy storage system, capable of being operated in diesel-only, hybrid or fully electric modes.

“While the CX01 is a conceptual product, the research and development that have gone into it will benefit customers in other ways,” said Justin Zupanc, Head of the Asphalt Compaction Development Team, Volvo CE.

Take a closer look at the CX01 in the video below.


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