AMAS Shows Self-Driving Smarts in Army Demonstration

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center have shown that fully autonomous, self-driving convoys made up of different types of vehicles can operate in urban environments.
The team conducted a demonstration earlier this month at Fort Hood, Texas, to wrap up the capabilities advancement demonstration of the Autonomous Mobility Applique System program, a joint effort of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.
In the demonstration, vehicles had to avoid obstacles, including oncoming traffic, stalled vehicles and pedestrians, and negotiate intersections and traffic circles set in mock urban and rural areas.