Autonomous-driving Volvo convoy takes road in Spain

The automobile has been with us for more than a century and while road laws, traffic management and automotive technology in general have constantly evolved during that time, the act of driving remains essentially the same - it's all up to the person behind the wheel. That's what makes the SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) project so significant - it represents the beginning of a new era where the organized chaos of individual drivers can be blunted by a semi-autonomous "follow-the-leader" approach that has clear benefits for road safety, congestion and vehicle fuel consumption ... not to mention being a bonus for those of us who would rather read the paper than concentrate in the road ahead. As demonstrated by a platoon of Volvos driving automatically along a public motorway outside Barcelona recently, this reality may be closer than you think. .. Continue Reading Autonomous road train project completes first public road testSection: AutomotiveTags: Autonomous, Driving, SARTRE, Volvo Related Arti

Autonomous-driving Volvo convoy takes road in Spain

(Phys.org) -- In the annals of “whatever happened to that big idea” is the 2009 announcement of road trains linking cars in a convoy, a scheme planned for Europe’s motorways. ...

Tue 29 May 12 from Phys.org

Autonomous road train project completes first public road test

The automobile has been with us for more than a century and while road laws, traffic management and automotive technology in general have constantly evolved during that time, the act of driving ...

Mon 28 May 12 from Gizmag

Self-Driving Cars Head Down Spanish Motorway

A truck lead a road train of four self-driven Volvo vehicles.

Wed 30 May 12 from Discovery.com

Video: First Autonomous Road Train Cruises Down Public Spanish Highway

Road Train in Action During the test, the vehicles traveled between 16 and 50 feet apart. Volvo Three cars and a truck successfully drove themselves 125 miles down a highway in Spain, using ...

Wed 30 May 12 from Popular Science

Google gets licensed for driver free cars

Autonomous cars, those that drive themselves, are part of your future, and being part of your future is what Google wishes to be, hence the Google driverless car, now officially licensed in, ...

Tue 29 May 12 from iTWire

'Road Train' Cars Make Public Debut

A convoy of smart cars follow the leader to show how the self-driving future can be safer and more efficient.

Tue 29 May 12 from Livescience

Self-drive 'convoy' hits the road

A three-car self-drive convoy has been tested on a public road in Spain for the first time.

Tue 29 May 12 from BBC Technology

Road Train Test Keeps Cars in Line

Google grabs all the headlines when it comes to autonomous vehicles. But self-driving cars may not always go it alone. In order to keep costs in check, a variant of autonomous technology has ...

Tue 29 May 12 from Wired Autopia

Ricardo UK demonstrates road train on Spanish motorway

Ricardo UK has successfully demonstrated a road train on a motorway in Spain.

Tue 29 May 12 from The Engineer

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