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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Pentagon may beat Uber and Tesla in the race over self-driving vehicles | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Forget Uber, Waymo and Tesla: The next big name in self-driving vehicles could be the Pentagon.

“We’re going to have self-driving vehicles in theater for the Army before we’ll have self-driving cars on the streets,” Michael Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, told lawmakers at a hearing on Capitol Hill last month. “But the core technologies will be the same.”

The stakes for the military are high. According to Mr. Griffin, 52 percent of casualties in combat zones can be attributed to military personnel delivering food, fuel and other logistics. Removing people from that equation with systems run on artificial intelligence could reduce injuries and deaths significantly, he added.

Source: The Pentagon may beat Uber and Tesla in the race over self-driving vehicles | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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