Optimized operator-machine interface
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG leads the European market for armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles with locations in Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and the USA. The armed forces of over 30 nations worldwide rely on tactical systems made by KMW including innovative protected leading and functional vehicles such as the new Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicles (AMPV). Together with TraceTronic and ITI, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann a holistic validation strategy for the embedded systems has been designed. These innovative command and multi-purpose vehicles are characterized by a high mobility, providing a maximum protection at the same time.
The self-supporting safety cell made from armored steel and the composite armor set new benchmarks for this class of vehicles. Through them, the current protection standards are exceeded while at the same time significant weight optimizations are achieved. Simple vehicle handling and optimized human-machine interfaces inside the vehicle further contribute to the high protection level, as driver and crew need to focus on their mission-related tasks. The simpler it is to drive the AMPV, the higher is the eventual safety for vehicle occupants and equipment. The novel validation framework for the embedded systems in the AMPV developed by the project partners ensures a consistent quality of the AMPV and keeps a high cost efficiency as well as a maximum flexibility at the same time.