Soldiers and college transportation design students collaborate on future vehicles
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SSG Joshua Blake from the Army's 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment briefs TARDEC leaders on the final day of the Soldier Innovation Workshop, held May 18-20 at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, MI. Active-duty Soldiers collaborated with transportation design... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
CCS students assist Army Warfighters envision future concept vehicles
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Soldiers and design students collaborate on future combat vehicle systems
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from the Army's 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment collaborate with transportation design students from the College for Creative Studies on future concept vehicle designs. These Non-commissioned Officers bring a wealth of battlefield experience t... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

TARDEC's fifth Soldier Innovation Workshop (SIW), May 18-20, pulled together active-duty Soldiers of various ranks and backgrounds, primarily from the Army's 1st Cavalry Division and 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, along with transportation design students from the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, MI, and engineers from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, MI, and other Army labs and research centers within the Army's Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), to develop future ground vehicle concepts.

These collaborative SIW workshops leverage the industrial design skills and processes employed by CCS students and the battlefield experience of Soldiers to provide targeted technical innovation solutions for selected Army projects within TARDEC. This particular workshop focused on developing ideas and designs that will inform the concepts and requirements for future Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) capabilities to enhance Soldier battlefield maneuverability, survivability and lethality.