Q-and-A with GVSETS Lead, Retired Army Colonel John Hall

ARA will be attending the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium (GVSETS) in August in greater Detroit. GVSETS brings together government, industry, and academia to learn about the advances being made in ground vehicles to support the modern warfighter. We sat down with ARA’s GVSETS lead, retired Army Colonel John Hall to learn more about ARA’s participation in this event.

Who is the primary audience for ARA at GVSETS?

Primarily, we want to show the U.S. military we are equipped and prepared to support their ground vehicle systems now and into the future. GVSETS is a great opportunity to highlight various ARA technologies and show our commitment to the U.S. Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC), a long-time partner of ARA. We also hope to connect with numerous industry peers that are potential collaborators for augmented reality, advance driver assistance systems (ADAS), and autonomy.

What capabilities will ARA be showcasing at GVSETS?

From a technology standpoint, we will be able to highlight our capabilities in autonomy, off-road autonomy, and ADAS. As the Army continues to field new vehicles, we want to demonstrate to them that we can integrate our technology onto any platform. From a systems engineering perspective, we will be showcasing our investment in the people and resources necessary to meet the system engineering requirements that the Army is seeking.

What takeaways do you hope people get from engaging with ARA?

We of course want people to understand we have innovative technology to meet the Army’s modernization needs. More importantly, we want those we interact with to understand the passion, experience, and aptitude of ARA employee-owners, as well as our expertise and dedication to delivering innovative solutions to the Army and beyond.

About ARA

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) was founded in 1979, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to offer science and engineering research to solve problems of national importance. ARA delivers leading-edge products and innovative solutions for national defense, energy, homeland security, aerospace, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. With over 2,000 employee-owners at locations in the U.S. and Canada, ARA offers a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil engineering, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, biomedical engineering, environmental technologies, and blast testing and measurement.