TARDEC engineers are trying to determine whether taking a driver's eyes off the road and allowing him to scan his surroundings can lessen the bombs' impact TARDEC brought two trucks to the little-used Fort A.P. Hill located in northeastern Virginia, about 90 minutes south of the Pentagon - to carry out human factor and technical tests, and display the system to journalists and senior military officials. In order to keep track of the lead truck, the technology features a global positioning system, two ladars (laser detection and ranging) used for obstacle avoidance, built by the German firm SICK AG, two color cameras and an adaptive cruise control millimeter wave radar.
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