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Autonomous convoy brings logistics technology to the last mile

23rd November 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


With global defence forces continuing to develop autonomous technologies, recent demonstrations of such capabilities are helping to inform decision makers on the readiness of such systems.

To this end the US Army Tank Automotive Research and Development Centre (TARDEC) and UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory jointly embarked on a robotics demonstration in October 2017 to show how the unmanned systems of the future can assist last mile logistics.

The effort, which took place at Camp Grayling, Michigan, involved unmanned trucks formed into autonomous convoys, unmanned aerial vehicles, and an unmanned all-terrain 4x4.

The convoy trucks were equipped with TARDEC’s 

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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