30 Mar '16, 5pm

Pentagon No. 2 says autonomous military ground vehicles years away

U.S. Army Soldier ready their convoy to head out on an operation to the city of Ad Dawr, Iraq, March 29. The Army is interested to see if convoys such as this one could be improved with autonomous systems. (Photo: Tech. Sgt. Molly Dzitko, U.S. Department of Defense) 4 CONNECT TWEET 20 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE WASHINGTON — Autonomous military ground vehicles are likely years away from becoming a reality, despite recent investments from both the commercial and defense sectors in that technology, according to a top Pentagon official. Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work, the department’s point man on new technological developments, said Wednesday he expects the Pentagon will have autonomous systems operating in the air before such ground systems are ready to roll out. The issue, Work explained at an event hosted by the Washington Post, is that while driverless technology f...

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