Advanced cockpit display tech leveraged for military ground vehicles

PHOENIX. In an agreement with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Honeywell will provide DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program with its virtual reality instrument panel that replaces glass windows with display technology.

The GXV-T program partly focuses on exploring new vehicle technologies that could improve survivability, agility, and mobility for military ground vehicles. Honeywell’s concept of a virtual reality instrument panel could provide drivers with an outside 306-degree view, officials say.

Drivers of ground vehicles will no longer just rely on windows alone, this technology provides them with situational awareness that could impact survivability. We are leveraging our cockpit display technology coupled with advanced visualization research to meet the needs of DARPA's GXV-T program,says Carey Smith, president of Defense and Space at Honeywell Aerospace.

The display system projects a wide-angle, high-definition view of external conditions by using near-to-eye and display technologies
By using this technology, Honeywell and DARPA are working together to develop an operating environment for future ground vehicles.

The first phase of the virtual windows development began in July 2015 and will continue through June 2016.

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