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Team TerraMax
Vehicle Name TerraMax
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Location Oshkosh, WI
Team Description* Oshkosh Truck Corporation is back for the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge and will, with its strategic partners, continue to develop an autonomous navigation system on its MTVR medium-duty chassis - one the most mobile production trucks in the world.

In the 2004 competition, Team TerraMax was one of only 7 teams to successfully navigate the QID and managed 1.2 miles on the race course before being "confronted" by an impassible bush.

Armed with the knowledge gained in their first attempt, Team TerraMax will take their 15-ton cargo truck back to the desert - and this time - they're racing to win.

Oshkosh Truck, as a leader in truck technologies for the military, sees this challenge on a very practical level. Don Verhoff, Oshkosh's executive vice president of technology explains that "although design development may continue for years, the idea of a driverless convoy of defense vehicles to deliver supplies to the front line, never jeopardizing the welfare of a single driver, is closer than one might imagine."

As pioneers in many of the advancements found on the MTVR, including the TAK-4® independent suspension system, central tire inflation system and Command Zone™ advanced electronics - Oshkosh possesses a unique synergy with DARPA's goal to provide driverless supply lines to the U.S. military.


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