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.
January 20, 2011, 12pm PST | Tim Halbur
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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)."

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