Vehicle Platooning


How do you feel about sitting in a "steel coffin" controlled by other "Technology&quo

Poll closed Apr 29, 2011.
  1. I never let my "other" drive now so why should I accept?

    1 vote(s)
  2. I'm just another "sheep" if the others do I will do also?

    0 vote(s)
  3. I love my Tech & I only qibble about "Blue screen of Death" what if's?

    2 vote(s)
  4. Yeee...Haaaa..let me at this "This is what the World needs" NOW?

    0 vote(s)
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By ucould2
Feb 9, 2011
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  1. Platooning....sign in join the line and relax
    Sounds like the Jetsons but Volvo says "vehicle platooning" could be here within 10 years !!
    In conjunction with Safe Road Trains for the Environment (SATRE) project has taken the first steps by way of a successful demonstration of it's Technology at the Volvo proving ground near Gothenburg, Sweden.
    The tests carried out included a lead vehicle and a single following car. The steering wheel of the following car moves by itself as the vehicle smoothly follows the lead truck around the country test track. The driver is able to drink coffee or read a paper, using neither hand nor foot to operate his/her vehicle.
    Although technology development is well under way, what may take longer is public acceptance (see movie staring Will SMITH iRobot ) and legislation in the EU block
  2. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    I wouldn't be very "into" this even if it were almost perfect. It would take alot of convincing for me.

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