Military’s Driverless Vehicle Plans Languish Amid Technology Woes


In 2003, members of the U.S. Congress and military hatched a plan, called Future Combat System, that would revolutionize the way the army waged war on the ground.

Part of the plan was to retool the military’s ground fleet so that one third of its vehicles would be unmanned by 2015, but that timeline is now reportedly out of the question, so much so that the armed forces are even leaning on civilian technology to develop remote-controlled automobiles. A lack of funding and technological hiccups have, despite progress, put unmanned vehicles on something of a back burner.

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