Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Always remember that things don’t change overnight. Self-driving cars won’t suddenly be filling the roads one day. 
But … . 
shortformblog:

fastcompany:

Google’s self-driving cars may be out on the road already, but it will take awhile before public is truly ready to give up all driving control to artificial intelligence. In the interim, Volvo has a solution that lets drivers (sometimes) sleep at the wheel while still improving highway safety—and it just completed the first real-world tests.
Dubbed SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment), the EU-backed project is working on road trains—vehicles equipped with software already found in many Volvo vehicles (including laser sensors, cameras, and radars) that are automatically led along the highway by a lead vehicle, which is commandeered by a professional driver. Regular drivers could one day simply use in-car navigation to find the nearest highway road train, get on the tail end, and let the vehicle platoon take over steering, braking, and acceleration.
Volvo’s Self-Driving Road Trains Hit The Streets

So how long you guys think it’ll take before seeing a self-driving vehicle on the road is a common experience?

Always remember that things don’t change overnight. Self-driving cars won’t suddenly be filling the roads one day. 

But … . 

shortformblog:

fastcompany:

Google’s self-driving cars may be out on the road already, but it will take awhile before public is truly ready to give up all driving control to artificial intelligence. In the interim, Volvo has a solution that lets drivers (sometimes) sleep at the wheel while still improving highway safety—and it just completed the first real-world tests.

Dubbed SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment), the EU-backed project is working on road trains—vehicles equipped with software already found in many Volvo vehicles (including laser sensors, cameras, and radars) that are automatically led along the highway by a lead vehicle, which is commandeered by a professional driver. Regular drivers could one day simply use in-car navigation to find the nearest highway road train, get on the tail end, and let the vehicle platoon take over steering, braking, and acceleration.

Volvo’s Self-Driving Road Trains Hit The Streets

So how long you guys think it’ll take before seeing a self-driving vehicle on the road is a common experience?

Notes

  1. loudanpaul reblogged this from fastcompany and added:
    hear of this, but I would...human being maintaining my route
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  4. thekingsthoughts reblogged this from fastcompany and added:
    that’s amazing
  5. day0 reblogged this from fastcompany and added:
    Volvo’s concept around ‘Road Trains’...quite interesting and exciting. This
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  13. lawrencehwng reblogged this from fastcompany and added:
    FINALLY… Now i can sleep behind the wheel.
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    Always remember that things don’t change overnight. Self-driving cars won’t suddenly be filling the roads one day. But …...
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    Google’s self-driving cars may be out on the road already, but it will take awhile before public is truly ready to give...
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    this is so awesome, me and my dad talk about this a lot and we think self-driving cars are the best way to improve road...
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