Most cars and construction equipment these days are likely
to be fully 'drive by wire'.
Why not have a standardised interface to allow for remote
operation of a construction equipment?
It means that you can use it as normal, or you can retrofit
it with equipment for remote operation.
remote operation equipment is essentially a floating
ball representing the operator's head, with 360 degree for
driving camera, and a moveable stereoscopic cameras for
more natural operation of equipments. It hooks up to a
'body' strapped to the seat that contains the electronics to
hook up to the vehicle drive by wire interface, as well as
communicate to the operator.
Later on as technology improves, this remotely operated
ball can be replaced with an AI to do the same job.
What does this standard solve? Well it makes it cheaper
and easier to apply teleoperated equipment only as
needed, as the vehicle can be used directly if the job is not
dangerous enough. Via this setup, the company only buys a
certain number of "teleoperation" kits as needed.
It also allows for future advances like AI to eventually
replace the human operators.