Oshkosh UGV tech featured at XponentialNews
May 03, 2016
New Orleans, La. At Xponential, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International?s (AUVSI) conference, Oshkosh Defense is featuring its TerraMax unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology integrated on the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV).
Oshkosh officials say that vehicles that integrate the technology provide a force protection by removing operators from the vehicles entirely, and creating a distance from threats such as improvised explosive device (IED) attacks.
The TerraMax UGV technology enables the M-ATV and the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle (FMTV), among other vehicles to become an autonomous vehicle system enabling the operator to supervise up to five unmanned vehicles during convoy, reconnaissance, and route clearance operations.
“With TerraMax, our military customers can enable traditional light, medium and heavy manned vehicles into UGVs to reduce exposure to threats for troops and minimize the manpower required for logistics operations,” says John Beck, chief unmanned systems engineer for Oshkosh Corporation.
TerraMax UGVs leverage robotics technology that enables the vehicles to navigate into off-road environments unmanned with minimal operator supervision. The UGV technology has been integrated into convoy operations during military evaluations.