Lockheed Martin Corp. and the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center have tested autonomous convoys with various vehicles in urban settings.
Unmanned vehicles navigated road intersections, counterflows, stalled and moving vehicles, pedestrian lanes and traffic circles in urban and rural areas as part of the Army and Marine Corps’ Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System program, Lockheed said Thursday.
“The AMAS CAD hardware and software performed exactly as designed, and dealt successfully with all of the real-world obstacles that a real-world convoy would encounter,” said David Simon, AMAS program manager for Lockheed Martin missiles and fire control business.
The AMAS hardware and software components are built for automated driving tasks and the unmanned mission module kit is designed for installation on military vehicles.
That kit contains a light radar sensor, a global positioning system receiver and other algorithms.
The Army Capabilities Integration Center and Lockheed Martin jointly funded the demonstration at Fort Hood, Texas, in early January.