Crew Augmentation concept

Take a look at crew augmentation inside the cockpit of DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle self-driving tank.   Watch the video…

Crew augmentation involves improved physical and electronically assisted situational awareness for crew and passengers.

One of the key goals of DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program is improving the survivability of ground-based armored fighting vehicles through crew augmentation.

It also involves semi-autonomous driver assistance and automation of key crew functions similar to capabilities found in modern commercial airplane cockpits to reduce onboard crew and training requirements.

DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle

DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle

According to DARPA, this concept video illustrates five of many potential approaches:

• A closed cockpit that would use visualization technologies to provide high-definition, wide-angle visibility of external conditions
• Path planning that would display optimal routes
• Sensors that would use a variety of technologies to visualize surroundings and identify and track allies and adversaries
• Terrain classification that would evaluate surroundings for optimal travel surfaces
• Autopilot capabilities that would automate routine driving tasks to enable drivers to focus on more strategic activities