Forestry 4.0


What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
Acute and enduring shortage of skilled truck drivers and operators
Inadequate connectivity in remote operations for real-time data exchange


What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Accelerate the implementation of truck platooning technology
Accelerate the introduction of safe automated technologies
Accelerate digital transformation by demonstrating an automated system to collect live harvesting data
Support deployment of connectivity solution for remote sites and facilitate regulatory changes

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
Platooning initiative launched and Phase 1 completed by end of 2023
(TRL 7)
Automated technologies by end of 2023: autonomous log loader and navigation system (TRL 6)
Demonstrate a system that provides live inventory and productivity reporting (e.g., m³, species, taper) by end of 2023 (TRL 7)
Enable the deployment of connectivity solutions at two member sites
by 2023