Honeywell Develops Virtual Reality Technology for Future DARPA and U.S. Army Ground Vehicles

PHOENIX, AZ -- Honeywell signed an agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to provide the Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program with a virtual reality instrument panel that replaces glass windows with display technology from Honeywell.

As part of the GXV-T program's goal to explore new vehicle technologies that could improve survivability, agility and mobility for the next generation of military ground vehicles (such as tanks, armored vehicles and more), this virtual reality instrument panel concept from Honeywell could provide drivers with an enhanced, clearer 360-degree view outside the vehicle. In addition, it could enable safer and more efficient missions.

Using Honeywell's near-to-eye and display technologies for military and commercial avionics flight decks, the display system projects a wide-angle, high-definition view of external conditions, potentially allowing the operator to track optimal routes over difficult terrain, review infrared and terrain classification views, and see allies and adversaries. By using this technology, Honeywell and DARPA are working together to develop a new and improved operating environment for future ground vehicles.

The first phase of the virtual windows development began in July 2015 and will continue through June 2016. For more information, visit http://www.honeywell.com
 

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