No driver required
Robotic truck could haul supplies in combat zones
By RICK BARRETT
Posted: Jan. 24, 2006
First there was Terramax, an unmanned robotic truck that completed a 150-mile race through the Mojave Desert.
Now, Oshkosh Truck Corp. has developed a second version of Terramax that could be used to haul supplies in dangerous war zones. The 10-wheel-drive truck was tested this week in the desert near Yuma, Ariz.
The tests were done on an off-road course, with U.S. military officials watching from a sport utility vehicle.
It was "quite a viable demonstration," said John Stoddart, president of Oshkosh Truck's defense division.