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A First for Driverless Army Vehicles

Last week the U.S. army and the state of Michigan began testing new technologies that will someday enable driverless operation of army vehicles.

The army’s tank automotive command, or TARDEC, chose Michigan interstate 69 for the first public-roads testing of dedicated short range communications, enabling a convoy of four tractor trailers to “talk” with each other and with roadside sensors.

Watch this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering to learn more about the first public-roads testing of dedicated short range communications. One of the next steps includes platooning, which you can read more about the merits of here.

 

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SAE Eye on Engineering also airs Monday mornings on WJR 760 AM Detroit’s Paul W. Smith Show. Access archived episodes of SAE Eye on Engineering.