AUGUSTA — A company newly headquartered in Augusta unveiled an ambitious partnership today that will propel its technology to the front lines of battle while leaving soldiers behind.

Bolduc Technology Group is teaming up with aerospace giant Boeing to integrate its “drive-by-wire” technology into military ground vehicles that see battlefield action, the company announced at a press conference at its Gabriel Drive headquarters.

The technology allows vehicles ranging from Humvees to pickup trucks to be operated remotely, from locations that shield soldiers from direct involvement in battle. The autonomously operated vehicles can help with convoys, perimeter security and reconnaissance missions, according to Boeing.

“We’ll be able to bring this into harm’s way and hopefully save the lives of United States soldiers,” said Peggy Berry, director of Boeing’s networks and tactical systems division. “This is the very beginning for us. We hope to do a lot with this technology.”

The technology at the heart of the partnership, known as Advanced Electronic Vehicle Interface Technology, or AEVIT, has been in the works for about 30 years.

Scott Bolduc, the company’s founder, started developing it after a friend of his was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident. He founded Bolduc Technology Group in Auburn in 1980.

The company introduced its first drive-by-wire system in 1986, and the system became available commercially in 1990.

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