1. Phat Truong, an engineer with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, sits at the wheel of the Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV). Designed for reconnaissance, surveillance and target designation, it can maintain speeds of 80 mph and climb 60 percent grades with up to 25 percent reduced fuel consumption. Less fuel means fewer fuel convoys and fewer casualties on the battlefield. The vehicle illustrates much of the research occurring at the U-M-based Center for Automotive Research.