Yamaha Shows Off Fully Autonomous Viking VI [VIDEO]

Yamaha Motor Research & Development debuted a video earlier this week showing off a fully autonomous Viking VI.

The video, set to thumping and snapping synth beats, shows the vehicle driving quickly over rugged terrain, and Yamaha specifically said that it is developing “intelligent vehicle technology” in wilderness environments.

The Yamaha Viking VI in this video (AS-X1) is fully autonomous and includes a custom drive-by-wire system, navigation sensors like lidar (which can be seen spinning on the top), point-to-point navigation demonstrated on the off-road test course, and the ability to avoid obstacles such as downed branches.

Check out the video below:

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