US Army gives Clemson $22 million for vehicle research | South Carolina News

CLEMSON, SC (AP) — The U.S. Army is giving a research center at Clemson University an additional $22 million to help design the next generation of military vehicles that can be used on and off the road.

The school’s International Automotive Research Center in Greenville has already received $18 million for the project, which involves both driver-driven and driverless vehicles as well as different fuel sources.

Clemson University said in Monday’s announcement that already more than 60 professors and nearly 75 graduate students have conducted research for the project.

Creating vehicles that don’t need drivers is a key goal, and the Clemson facility allows many different ideas to be tested without having to build expensive models, said David Gorsich, chief scientist for the U.S. Army. for the program,

“Advanced digital modeling and testing capabilities allow engineers to ‘fail early and cheaply’, shaking out the best and most robust solutions faster before bending metal in physical prototyping,” Gorsich said. .

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