Oshkosh Defense showcases new MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle M-ATV Intervention variant at AUSA 1510144

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AUSA 2014
Association of the United States Army

AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
13 to 15 October 2014
Washington D.C., United States
 
Oshkosh Defense at AUSA 2014
 
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:47 PM
 
Oshkosh Defense showcases new MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Intervention variant at AUSA.
Demonstrating the critical importance of safety across a spectrum of ground operations, Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will showcase its new driver assist safety systems that span from basic forward collision warning to fully autonomous vehicle operation in high-threat environments. Oshkosh will debut these systems on the new Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Intervention variant at the AUSA 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.
     
Demonstrating the critical importance of safety across a spectrum of ground operations, Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will showcase its new driver assist safety systems that span from basic forward collision warning to fully autonomous vehicle operation in high-threat environments. Oshkosh will debut these systems on the new Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Intervention variant at the AUSA 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.
Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Intervention variant at the AUSA 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.
     
“Troop safety is the highest concern regardless of the military duty performed,” said U.S. Army Major General (Retired) John Urias, executive vice president of Oshkosh Corporation and president of Oshkosh Defense. “Reducing vehicle accidents large and small translates into a more productive force and significant cost savings for the Department of Defense.”

According to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation1, integrated crash warning systems can improve driver performance. In addition, an overwhelming percentage of commercial truck drivers who field tested integrated crash warning systems preferred driving a truck with these systems because they were more aware of the traffic environment around their vehicles and their lane position.

“Our engineers have adapted sophisticated commercial technologies, many of which are now widely available in consumer and commercial vehicles, to provide driver assist safety systems that can be easily applied to the military’s existing vehicle fleet,” added Urias.

Oshkosh Defense will display its Surround View and Forward Collision Warning systems on its new M-ATV Intervention (EXI) variant. These modern safety systems are designed to assist troops operating large tactical wheeled vehicles in a manner similar to systems ever-present in the consumer automotive market today.

Oshkosh Surround View System

The Oshkosh Surround View system is equipped with six wide-angle cameras, embedded video processing and a driver display with multiple selectable viewing points. With Surround View, the operator has a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle, which increases awareness of the immediate surroundings, eliminates blind spots, and ultimately reduces the risk of collisions while performing low-speed maneuvers and in driving situations when visibility is limited.

Oshkosh Forward Collision Warning System

The Oshkosh Forward Collision Warning system gives the vehicle operator advanced warning of potential hazards that could result in a collision with other vehicles or pedestrians. Based on a single sophisticated camera, the system instantly alerts the operator to the specific nature of the danger. The system presents distinct, color-coded warnings combined with a haptic driver’s seat.

“The driver assist safety systems we are displaying at AUSA showcase low-cost solutions that could enable significant benefits,” said Urias. “These safety systems originated from the proficiencies gained from our TerraMax unmanned ground vehicle technology, which is capable of protecting troops in the highest threat environments.”

 

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