OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- A unit of Oshkosh Corp. said Monday it signed a research and development deal with the Army for refining the technology that enables unmanned ground vehicles to operate in a convoy.
The three-year collaboration between Oshkosh Defense and the U.S. Army's Tank and Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center will focus on upgrading Oshkosh's unmanned TerraMax vehicle.
"The objective is to create a lead (unmanned) vehicle that can navigate and operate in missions, while communicating route information to another unmanned follower vehicle," Oshkosh said in a news release.
"The vehicles must be able to operate near-autonomous in a safe manner among people, animals, vehicles and other obstacles at operational speeds and in tactical environments."
Oshkosh did not disclose financial details of the arrangement.
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