Open Source Ground Vehicle Remote Piloting System Installation Kit

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  • Part of the Remote Operation Construction Set
  • A kit that converts a standard ground vehicle (such as a truck, car etc.) into a remotely piloted version
  • Can be under the hood or not
  • Includes controls as well as information feedback/collection
  • Should be very easy to install, and work on a variety of vehicles

Used For

Industry Standards

Existing Open Source Designs

Basic Design

Removable Batteries

  • 2x Minimum Per Controller
  • Contains a LiPo Battery in a 3D Printed Enclosure
  • Has Rails on the outside of the enclosure for insertion into the Battery Module, or the External Battery Charger

Battery Module

  • 2x Minimum Slots Per Controller
  • Distributes battery power to all electronics, monitors+displays battery levels, and does intigrated charging
  • Has AC, and DC Ports for Power In (120V AC In + Alternator" and a "USB-C IN")
  • Has some sort of LED Indicator Screen/Very Basic LCD Screen for battery level indication
  • Distributes DC Power By a 10 USB-C Port HUB (oversized to allow for further expansion) (also note this one is for power delivery only NOT DATA)

Brains Module

  • 1x Rasberry Pi for IO + Screens
  • ?x Arduino(s) for servo contol
  • ?x Servo Breakout Boards(s) for servo control
  • 1x 10 Port USB-C HUB (oversized to allow for further expansion) (This one is mainly for Data and minor power requirements)

Networking Module

  • 1x Control Single Board PC connected to the brains module
  • ?x USB-C IN
  • ?x Ethernet in (1GB Most Likely)
  • ?x Wifi Antenna
  • ?x Cellular (4/5g most likely) Antenna(s)
  • ?x Sattalite Antenna(s)
  • ?x LORAN Antenna(s)
  • ?x GPS Antenna(s)
  • ?x RC Antenna(s)

Sensor Modules

  • These are more necissary for the automation, so use as needed

Roof Sensor Module

  • Either a bolt on or roof rack design
  • A spinning LIDAR + A Standard Small Marine Grade Radar + A Camera Array
  • Is connected to the brains module

Remote Sensor Module

  • A small module containing an aditional camera, and an ultrasonic distance sensor
  • Attaches via a large neodyminium magnet, a suction cup, or is physicaly bolted on
  • Is connected to the brains module

Dashcam Module

  • A standard front and rear dashcam setup
  • Is connected to the brains module

FPV Module

  • A 360 3D Camera set right where the drivers head would be
  • Is connected to the brains module

Vehicle Interface Module

  • Connects Directly to the Vehicle's Computer
  • Gains access to Power Steering, Gear Shifting, Throttle
  • Can also be used for diagnostics


See Also

Useful Links