The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) has a singular mission: To provide warfighters with advanced technological solutions to ground vehicle systems challenges. To protect the safety of civilians and its soldiers, TARDEC is developing automated vehicle technology for its military vehicles.
TARDEC works extensively with Michigan automotive manufacturers including General Motors Corporation, suppliers, researchers and others in the auto industry to improve the technology in connected and autonomous vehicles for a variety of environments. TARDEC also has worked with the Michigan Department of Transportation to test highway communications technology, testing autonomous platoons, vehicle-to-vehicle communication and vehicle-to-infrastructure capabilities around the state. These include driver-warning features, improving fleet capabilities with connected technology and boosting communication while on the road.
To advance its mission, TARDEC is open to working with industry, academia and other government agencies, hoping to partner with these groups to boost its already impressive research and development initiatives. TARDEC has the latest in laboratory and testing resources and facilities, yet it is always looking for new initiatives. Moreover, its technical staff with extensive expertise in power and mobility, intelligent ground systems and vehicle electronics architecture, is interested in partnering with like-minded organizations to boost its capabilities.