Unmanned Convoy Success

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    The U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin have paired up to keep soliders safer with unmanned convoy vehicles.

    The U.S. Army has successfully demonstrated new fully autonomous convoys.  The convoys are comprised of various types of driverless vehicles of various models.  During the demonstrations, they showed how these unmanned vehicles can operate in urban environments by navigating a series of hazards and obstacles like intersections and oncoming traffic.  The new unmanned convoys are part of an effort to keep soldiers safer.  The vehicles are standard-issue vehicles that have been outfitted with kit of gear locked and loaded with a range of algorithms to make them autonomous.  Lockheed Martin, the company that is working with the Army on these vehicles, said this gear could be used on virtually any military vehicle.