The ‘WIPH/RHINO’ Project
Multi-purpose engineering vehicle with hybrid drive.
The goal of the ‘WIPH/RHINO’ project is to design and build a demonstrator of an engineering vehicle with a hybrid drive for transportation and engineering work and for emergency rescue and evacuation of personnel and equipment.
This 5-ton vehicle will be intended for anyone who needs to move on difficult terrain (construction workers, geodesists, foresters, flood rescue services, service technicians, etc.).
The vehicle will have a powered attachment for installation of specialized engineering equipment. The vehicle will be highly mobile in difficult terrain, moving with a speed of up to 70 km/h on public roads.
The drive and steering systems will be controlled manually and remotely, with an option for autonomous operation.
Program name: Applied research program
Project value: PLN 4,900,000
Amount of subsidy: PLN 4,900,000
Project implementation timeframe: 01/01/2013 – 31/12/2015
Project type: National research project
Coordinator: Silesian University of Technology
- Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP
- R&D Institute for Machinery, ‘OBRUM’ Sp. z o.o.
Project financed by the National R&D Centre as part of the Applied Research Program