Intelligent Vehicle Technology Transfer between DOD and DOT

The purpose of this final report is to summarize the results of the intelligent vehicle technology transfer workshop, the associated survey of attendees, and the recommendations for a subsequent conference. The purpose of the workshop was to obtain guidance concerning the establishment of an ongoing process for transferring intelligent vehicle technology between the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) and their associated stakeholders. The DOD and the DOT are both supporting the development of what are known as intelligent vehicles. The DOD intends to deploy a variety of autonomous intelligent vehicles (robots) to reduce human casualties on the battlefield and increase the global combat efficiency and effectiveness of the U.S. military against conventional and unconventional forces. The DOT supports intelligent vehicle technology to reduce human casualties on the nation’s highways and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the U.S. transportation system. The military’s rapid progress in intelligent vehicle technology can directly benefit the commercial development of intelligent cars, trucks, and buses, reducing time and expense for the automotive industry. Conversely, technology transferred from the commercial sector to DOD, and its industry contractors, will reduce the cost and increase the availability of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) intelligent vehicle systems and components for military services. The benefit of mutual technology transfer, between the military and commercial sectors, is exemplified by computer technology - expensive military computer technology became faster, better, cheaper - and ubiquitous - after commercialization. A formal process for sharing - and leveraging - intelligent vehicle technology between DOD (and its stakeholders) and DOT (and its stakeholders) will facilitate the advent of intelligent vehicles, a quickly emerging technology, which offers enormous potential benefits for the military and civil sectors alike in the 21st century. The objective of the workshop was to: solicit ideas and approaches for establishing a technology transfer program; determine the level of interest in such a program and the key issues; and plan for a subsequent, more inclusive workshop which will address the critical requirements and challenges of a technology transfer process.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Robotic Technology, Incorporated

    11424 Palatine Drive
    Potomac, MD  United States  20854-1451

    National Institute of Standards and Technology

    Intelligent Systems Division
    Gaithersburg, MD  United States  20899

    Department of Transportation

    Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Department of Defense

    Office of the Secretary of Defense Joint Robotics Program
    Washington, DC  United States  20301
  • Authors:
    • Finkelstein, Robert
  • Publication Date: 2005-8-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01003461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: For Performance Work Statement PR#05-823-2230, HS-043 852
  • Contract Numbers: KTC Agreement 2005-04-27-01
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2005 1:42PM