Lockheed Martin Autonomous Driving System Tops 55,000 Miles
Posted: 2017 Dec 01
 
Lockheed Martin's Autonomous Mobility Applique System (AMAS) logged more than 55,000 testing miles during the US Army Extended Warfighter Experiment (EWE) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Fort Bliss, Texas.
 
"The testing was conducted by soldiers and Lockheed Martin personnel over several months at two major military installations in a variety of mission scenarios," said Kathryn Hasse, Combat Manuever Systems Director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. 
 
"Soldiers operating the AMAS vehicles provided us with very positive feedback about how the system freed them up to do the job of a soldier, instead of the job of a truck driver."
 
AMAS is an applique kit comprising sensors, actuators and controls that can be installed on virtually any military tactical wheeled vehicle. AMAS provides driver warning/driver assist and semi-autonomous leader/follower capability, significantly increasing safe convoy operations for military vehicles. 
 
The system reduces manpower needs for convoy operations, freeing Soldiers up for other tasks and removing them from exposure to Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other enemy activity while on resupply missions.
 
The EWE was sponsored by the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and managed by the US Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).
 
Testing of the AMAS system during the EWE included using Palletized Loading System vehicle convoys in which the lead vehicle was driven by a Soldier and the following vehicles (three to four) followed robotically.
 


 
  DailyNews
 
  Asian Airlines & Aerospace
 
 
 

FOREX: RATES
TODAY :  
RECOMMEND OUR SITE!
RECOMMEND US
JOIN TO OUR BLOGSITE
JOIN BLOGSITE
ADT Magazine - November / December 2017 Issue




 
 
 
 
AD&D Blog
  Media Kit Place you Ads! Subscribe to Our Print Magazine About ADT Contact ADT
Follow Us @Facebook Follow Us @Twitter Follow Us @Linkedin AD&D Blog Our Privacy Policy Our Site Feedback