Launching the Next Generation of Intelligent Dark Ride Systems

This partnership will focus on utilizing KUKA’s robotic & autonomous vehicle expertise and combining it with CAVU’s ride system engineering talent to create a new genre of attractions.

Self Driving Vehicle Platforms

The Self Driving Vehicles (SDV) use KUKA’s reliable industrial platforms at their base and have been transformed into an entertainment application, safe for passenger use. The vehicles can interact with advanced technologies like AI, real-time gaming engines, and projection mapping. By using vehicles that have proven themselves in the industrial marketplace, KUKA and CAVU are able to bring to market the entertainment application at a fraction of the cost of most existing autonomous vehicles.

The dynamic motion profile of the vehicles gives owners and operators the ability to create the best experiences for their target demographic, from a more intense immersive ride to a fun family experience. The SDVs use the proven platform and can adapt in real-time to changing environments making it the perfect vehicle for immersive storytelling.

There are three vehicles in the SDV product offering, the Omnimove, the SDV 1500, and the SDV 600. The two companies will lean on each other’s knowledge and expertise to create the next generation of dark ride systems.

BEC’s in-depth programming knowledge supported the development and execution of the vehicles.