Ok, we seriously had no tip-off that mobile devices can actually intrigue or sweep off other segments than mobile manufacturing too. At least, that’s what seems to have eventuated with Apple’s mighty touchscreen and its influence on the United States Army Transportation. Well to cut the frills, the U.S. Army recently shed light on their latest i-Tactical Wheeled Vehicle that cites the design of Apple iPhone and showcases the smartphone’s fundamental attributes.
Though the real reason behind the drawn inspiration seems somewhat vague, the automobile however talks about being flexible, smart, user-friendly, partially autonomous and affordable. While most of the stated features resemble with Apple’s touchscreen device, we don’t really put up with the affordability factor. Anyways, the wheeled vehicle promises to infuse power and technology in an extremely solid structure (just like the iPhone).
So if we go by what the chiefs of U.S. Army Transportation have to say, the vehicle is basically a significant replacement of a Humvee and should render unprecedented performance and reliability. Integrated with iPhone-like capabilities, the truck will apparently come embedded with robotic controls, sensors and an intuitive interface. However, we don’t really understand why a vehicle would derive its inspiration from an advanced mobile device when automobile industry is itself coming up with avant-garde technological features.
But as far as the availability is concerned, the innovative i-Tactical Wheeled Vehicle is still many years away. Nevertheless, the Army has just wrapped up with purchasing around tens of thousands of mine-resistant battlefield transports and medium transport trucks. With all of this in observation, exciting times certainly are ahead.
Let’s just hang onto our hats and see s smartphone influence the entire layout of a military vehicle. After all, what could be better than an amalgamation of smartphone functions, a great design and a thoughtful purpose?