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Old 23rd January 2011, 23:51   #1
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Default SARTRE project (Safe Road Trains for the Environment)

Came across this on CNN news. What do you think? Is this any use?
All aboard the 'road train?' - CNN.com

A new technology being developed by European researchers is allowing the driver of the lorry in front to control the speed and direction of his car.

The research is part of the European Union-backed [COLOR=#004276]SARTRE project[/COLOR] (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) and it's the first time that "vehicle platooning" technology has been demonstrated outside of a simulator.

The idea is to create a new way of traveling on motorways where several cars move in convoy or a "platoon" with a lead vehicle -- manned by a professional driver -- in control.
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