Honeywell has tested solution for Ground X-Vehicle program
Recently, Honeywell has tested its project of new combat vehicle as a part of the Darpa’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program, with the goal to offer ground-vehicle technologies that would simultaneously improve the mobility and survivability of vehicles through means other than adding more armor, including avoiding detection, engagement and hits by adversaries.
Honeywell vehicle tested as a part of the Darpa’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program
This improved mobility and warfighting capability would enable future U.S. ground forces to more efficiently and cost-effectively tackle varied and unpredictable combat situations.
The Honeywell vehicle is a system that taps augmented reality to give operators a complete sense of their surroundings, no old-timey windows necessary.
The Honeywell vehicle features panoramic internal displays that provide a view of the outside world, one unobstructed by dust and dirt or by the thick pillars necessary in combat vehicles. Roof-mounted cameras collect that external imagery, which onboard computers stitch together into a cohesive image.
The first phase of the GXV-T program began in July 2015, with Honeywell experimenting with the concept and possibility of a windowless land vehicle. Drivers tested their performance using an augmented and virtual reality headset and panoramic active window displays. After successful initial testing, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) continued its contract with Honeywell through Aug. 29, 2017.
Honeywell successfully tested virtual window systems by driving a fully enclosed vehicle on a rugged, off-road desert course. As part of the test, professional drivers maneuvered through the track at speeds of more than 35 miles per hour. They drove the windowless vehicle using 160-degree “battlefield” views through the virtual window display.(Source Next Big Future)