Well, you guessed it: the two people mentioned above did just that, and their brainchild is called dolaGon. It was created by surgeon Dr. Seth Neubardt and engineer Logan Banning.
Based on a Polaris Ranger UTV (utility task vehicle), the dolaGon is much smarter and packed with sensors. It was also equipped with tracks to handle the snow easier and features LiDAR (light detection and ranging) for collision avoidance and an advanced GPS to keep it on the right path. The vehicle knows exactly how to follow a specific route up and down. Its developers have electronic triggers they carry with them, which can transmit over a range of one mile so that they can communicate with the dolaGon and make sure it stays safe, as explained by Neubardt and reported by Steamboat Pilot.
Unfortunately, the two developers are very skimpy with details, offering no specs or pricing info on the dolaGon. All we know for now is that the version you see in action in the video below this article is not the first prototype (the idea was first introduced in 2018) and has been consistently tested and demonstrated this winter, especially in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Neubardt and Banning stated they are taking their time with launching their product, but they hope that’s going to happen by next winter. Their plan is to offer the dolaGon more as a service business rather than a purchasable item. The two are also considering making an electric version of the dolaGon.