Get On The Road Train

Volvo is taking things a step closer to the "driverless car" idea with their "road train" concept: cars can "hook up" to a lead car or bus with a professional driver and ride along in their stream until they need to disembark.

In this video from Volvo, the implication is that drivers would be able to go browse the internet while hooked up to the "road train":

Jess Zimmerman at Grist comments that this technology is all well and good, but:

""[J]ust taking the person out of the driver's seat doesn't solve all the other junk in a car trunk (human isolation, pollution, enough parking spots in the world)."

Full Story: 'Road trains' can improve fuel efficiency—and driver downtime—by turning cars into conga lines

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