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Future forces might be able to use a smart system for military vehicles that could revolutionize driving in all kinds of terrain and conditions. The technology, developed by a Beijing lab, includes a microchip a few centimeters in size which empowers the system to realize accurate real-time sensing of the driving environment. The technology could also improve safety in civilian vehicles.
According to globaltimes.cn, the system’s deep neural network can help the driver to detect blurry objects and obstacles ahead by filtering out distractions such as backlighting and shadows.
The research team from the Second Academy of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation is working on an intelligent sensor to enable military vehicles to move at night without lighting or in changeable lighting, Science and Technology Daily reported. The sensor will also perform in all weathers by combining and computing algorithmic data about visible light, infrared and millimeter wave radar, the report said.
“The sensor can help reduce driver misjudgment in extreme conditions such as a dark environment and complex terrain, which can greatly improve the movement speed,” said Song Zhongping, a military expert and commentator. Drivers should still attain a high capability to judge a complicated situation and should not rely on the assistance even though the smart system should boost safety.
The accuracy of the intelligent driving system was 90.05 percent and it took 0.03 seconds to process an image.
Various aspects of future forces technologies will be at the center of the coming Future Forces Conference and Exhibition organized by iHLS on May 9, 2018. The event that will be held at the Lago Conference Center, Rishon LeZion, will gather the ecosystem’s leading defense industry representatives, experts from the armed forces, police and security services, entrepreneurs and investors.