New Oshkosh Military Vehicle Protects Against Gunfire, Front End Collisions
Oshkosh is known for building some of the most extreme military vehicles on the planet. You can usually find them defending against gunfire, roadside bombs, or forward collisions? That’s right, even military vehicles are adopting this new technology. According to Fox News, the new Oshkosh Defense MRAP M-ATV (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles) not only protects against the usual military threat, but also gives drivers a second set of eyes while moving through urban settings. Similar to today’s road cars, the MRAP M-ATV uses a system of cameras and sensors that set off alerts if the vehicle comes too close to an object in the road. RELATED: See More of the 2009 Oshkosh Sand Cat
Six wide-angle cameras are also placed around the entire perimeter of the vehicle, giving the occupants a complete 360-degree view of their surroundings. That’s definitely necessary on a vehicle weighing in at nearly 15 tons and stretching out to over 20 feet.
Along with these new cameras, Oshkosh is looking to develop fully autonomous military vehicles similar to these in the near future. Those will be used more for mine clearing and cargo convoy operations. Hey, maybe they should give Elon Musk a call.
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