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
(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
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
A truck lead a road train of four self-driven Volvo vehicles.
Wed 30 May 12 from Discovery.com
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
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
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
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
Tue 29 May 12 from Ubergizmo
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 has successfully demonstrated a road train on a motorway in Spain.
Tue 29 May 12 from The Engineer
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