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Saturday, 22 January 2011

Vehicle Platooning Lets Cars Drive Autonomously

European researchers are working on the EU SARTRE project that will allow cars to drive themselves in a line on the highways by following a lead vehicle.  Its purpose is to develop, test and validate this technology.  This exciting project has now been running for a year.  The video below summarizes the first year's work of this multi-partner research initiative.

Even though this project could improve driver safety and fuel efficiency while reducing environmental damage.  It would be more advantageous to invest in a different from technology because it has a high risk factor and it has a slim possibility of receiving government approval.  In addition, it would be very difficult to convince people to trust their lives with new technology at high speed within close proximity.


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