28 May '12, 9am

Road train project debuts on public road

An automated road train -consisting of a Volvo XC60, Volvo V60, Volvo S60 and a truck-has been tested on a public highway for the first time. Part of the SATRE project (Safe Road Trains for the Environment), the historic test took place on a motorway outside Barcelona last week and saw a road train, controlled by the leading truck, operate alongside ordinary, everyday road traffic. The vehicles drove at 85kph (53mph) with the gap between each vehicle just six metres. Project partners which include Ricardo UK and Volvo Car Corporation have been developing the system in the hope that road trains could one day help motorways reduce vehicle emissions, improve fuel economy, reduce accidents and improve traffic flow. A road train consists of a lead vehicle driven by a professional driver followed by a number of vehicles. Building on Volvo Car Corporation’s and Volvo Technology’s...

Full article: http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2012/0...

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