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The U.S. Army has successfully tested a heavy military equipment without drivers
Army United States announced the successful test of self-land vehicles. A convoy of several military robotic trucks passed on autopilot by the city without creating an emergency and pedestrian collisions. This was reported by the company Lockheed Martin, the largest U.S. military contractor.
According to news site The Register, technology test autonomous movement Lockheed carried out in the framework of the Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System (AMAS). The program aims to complete the removal of soldiers from a vehicle in the convoy, carrying supplies of U.S. military bases of food, ammunition and fuel. With this technology, the soldiers do not need to be in the cockpit of the car and run the risk of being shot or hit a mine. Release force can be used in more critical military operations.
AMAS relies not only on GPS, but also on the optical system LIDAR. This protects heavy equipment collision with the traffic and other obstacles, including out into oncoming traffic. According to the developers, the system allows you to collect columns and suitable for almost any vehicle.
It’s no secret that technology is an autonomous movement, there has been actively used in aviation. Much attention is also paid to the unmanned vehicles. Great interest in this issue shows striving for world domination company Google .
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