Volvo CE unveils autonomous compactor
By Rob BlackstienAsphalt
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.