25 Jun '16, 3am

U.S. Army Begins Driverless Vehicle Tests in Michigan

U.S. Army Begins Driverless Vehicle Tests in Michigan

A convoy of four U.S. Army trucks was seen recently rumbling down a 21-mile section of I-69 about 40 miles east of Flint, Mich. It’s not an uncommon sight given that the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) is close by in Warren. What made this convoy different from others is the trucks were conducting the Army’s first step toward driverless military vehicles on a public highway. The radio technology being tested is called dedicated short-range communications, and also vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) connectivity. It allows the vehicles to “talk” with each other and with roadside sensors by communicating things like location, speed and driving conditions. TARDEC has been testing the technology for years in closed environments and needed to see how it performed in the outside world. “In the future, when we’re integrating more automate...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/u-s-army-begins-driverless-vehi...

Tweets

Could driverless trucks be 1st ROI case for #Io...

edn.com 25 Jun '16, 6pm

One of the challenges of adoption for any new technology – and especially enterprise or industrial technology – is getting...

Sweden tests blockchain technology for land reg...

channelnewsasia.com 24 Jun '16, 11pm

NEW YORK: Sweden is conducting tests to put the country's land registry system on blockchain, the underlying technology su...

Paris

Paris

paultan.org 27 Jun '16, 4am

French classic car owners living in and around the city of Paris, France, can rejoice as the ban on vehicles manufactured ...

Army Testing Foreign Active Protection Systems ...

defensenews.com 29 Jun '16, 10pm

Three out of four of the solutions the Army will rapidly put through the paces in demonstrations this summer come from for...

Will driverless cars fuel suburban sprawl?

Will driverless cars fuel suburban sprawl?

inhabitat.com 30 Jun '16, 12pm

It also doesn’t make sense to compare the advent of the driverless car to the invention of the automobile itself. While it...

Real world lessons in a virtual environment.

Real world lessons in a virtual environment.

usar.army.mil 25 Jun '16, 8pm

FORT MCCOY, Wis. – Army Reserve Soldiers from the 339th Military Police Company from Davenport, Iowa, and from the 138th M...