Aerospace & Defense

Off-Road Vehicle Has Far-Reaching Impact for Disaster Relief

Clemson University students have developed an autonomous off-road vehicle — 'Deep Orange 14' — that can navigate on its own, pushing the envelope for the next generation of military mobility vehicles.

“Witnessing the development of a vehicle from the ground up and observing its successful performance while meeting all specifications is incredibly rewarding,” said Kaivalya Khorgade , who served as Deep Orange 14’s chief vehicle engineer. “With its tracked design and advanced series-hybrid powertrain, the vehicle can conquer various obstacles, while its autonomous features, including an array of camera and lidar sensors, offer invaluable data collection and urban reconnaissance capabilities.”