A lead car in a convoy will be able to play "follow me" with computers behind it exchanging information. You find yourself riding behind some other car for hours on a long trip? This feature would automate the driving in that case.
It would also reduce the work of stop-and-go driving in heavy traffic.
What would make a great enhancement: links to DMV driving histories so you don't start following a maniac who gets into accidents. Ditto for black box histories. Does the other driver do lots of high lateral g force driving? Then get a dashboard notice of the risks of following that driver.
These Cads will have Vehicle To Vehicle (V2V) tech so that cars approaching each other can predict a collision and warn their drivers.. What would also be good: a way to tell the car in front of you they have brake light that is out or some other visible problem.
|Share |||Randall Parker, 2014 September 07 06:47 PM|