GE, MIT, DARPA to Research Military Vehicle Production Processes

General Electric is partnering with a leading technology college and the Defense Department’s research arm to research processes for designing and manufacturing military systems and vehicles.

GE and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will develop a crowd-driven ecosystem for evolutionary design platform through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s vehicleforge.mil program.

Qing Cao, principal investigator from GE’s global research unit, said the DARPA-run initiative is focused on providing an online network for specialists and industry experts to trade information and ideas about new building and designing practices.

The company said it has expanded its software offerings and plans to use big data to improve industrial product development.

The company has also opened a global software hub in San Ramon, Calif. and will house 400 new workers there.

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