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Engineering Newswire 98: Airbus Details Windowless Cockpit of the Future

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Today on Engineering Newswire, we're going autonomous with army caravans, seeing the world without any windows, and 3D printing on the fly. This episode features:

Autonomous Military Vehicles: The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center's, or TARDEC, 30-Year Ground Vehicle Strategy is creating new technology that could lead to completely autonomous systems.

The vehicles will use safety features such as obstacle detection, collision avoidance, lane departure, tip-over warnings, and vision enhancement for low-visibility conditions. They also will provide aid to soldiers located in the battle-fields.

The Windowless Cockpit of the Future: A new patent from Airbus has recently been released detailing an aircraft with a cockpit including a viewing surface for piloting which is at least particularly virtual.

This virtual surface would most likely be an OLED screen, and may include the use of holograms.

3D Printing on the Fly, Literally: We're all familiar with how far 3D printers have come since their inception, but have you ever wondered what they'll be like by 2040? BAE systems is working to create 3D-printed UAVs.

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