TerraMax™ Makes History At DARPA Grand Challenge
Oshkosh TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle technology has played a powerful role in advanced truck technology: building vehicles that can complete missions while keeping soldiers out of harm’s way. TerraMax technology gives vehicles the ability to operate completely autonomously by integrating high-power military computers, intelligence, drive-by-wire technology and state-of-the-art distributed sensing systems.
Originally built by Oshkosh Corporation in partnership with Rockwell Collins and the University of Parma, Italy, TerraMax became the first tactical defense truck to ever finish the Pentagon’s DARPA Challenge in 2005. The Challenge required a mission through 132 miles of brutal, merciless terrain in the Nevada desert. As TerraMax rumbled across the finish line, a new era in ground transportation began. Unmanned vehicles were suddenly within arm’s reach of the U.S. Military.
Oshkosh TerraMax is now available in kit form for integration onto any military vehicle. Features include Command Zone™ electronics, a multi-modal sensor suite consisting of LIDAR, radar, vision, and military grade Global Navigation Satelite System (GNSS), and an advanced Operator Control Unit (OCU). TerraMax technology is remarkably versatile; capable of a full range of operability for any objective– manned, tele-op, leader-follower and full autonomy.