Oshkosh works to develop driverless trucks for Marine Corps

The Pentagon’s goal of having thousands of driverless military vehicles for use in combat zones and supply missions is closer to becoming reality as Oshkosh Corp. and others develop the technology aimed at keeping troops out of harm’s way.
This week, Oshkosh is displaying some of its autonomous vehicle technology — such as sensors and computer systems that can control driverless trucks — at a trade show in Orlando, Fla., sponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
 “They picked up on the system really fast, and the unmanned convoy was able to keep up with the manned vehicles,” said Thomas Pilarski, a principal investigator with the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Carnegie Mellon is working with Oshkosh and others in developing autonomous military vehicles.