Boeing, Maine Firm To Develop Self-Drive Kits

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP)-- A Maine company says it has signed an agreement to work with a major defense contractor to develop kits that allow unmanned ground vehicles to operate.

Gov. John Baldacci was present for the announcement Thursday by Bolduc Technology Group in Augusta.

The automotive technology group's agreement with Boeing Defense, Space & Security calls for the two to develop remote-operated ground vehicles for commercial or military use.

Bolduc is headquartered in Augusta and has a manufacturing facility in Gray. It has two divisions: One manufactures and sells high-tech adaptive driving control systems for people with disabilities, and the other manages installations for unmanned vehicles.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a unit of Boeing Co.

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