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Munchies_Matt22-Mar-18 23:24
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Dan Neely23-Mar-18 5:36
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Munchies_Matt wrote:
Take cars on motorways, doing say 150 mph, bumper to bumper, in a train, all controlled automatically. You can switch off, sleep, read. When you want to exit you go through some kind of exiting procedure an leave the train.


Trains more than a few cars long are going to need dedicated lanes because they become obstacles to anyone trying to change lanes. Driving at 150 MPH is going to be a lot more limited. Outside of the Autobahns very few roads are designed for traffic that fast. Locally even if the turns were banked steeply enough to keep cars from flying off into the guard rails the g-forces on passengers would suck. Short of completely new construction that continuously sliced through hills and bridged valleys I don't think anything above 90 MPH or so would be viable from a passenger comfort standard on most of the divided highways in western PA.

Munchies_Matt wrote:
And Mercs have also introduced on some cars proximity sensors that activate the brakes. With this Uber accident, that would have worked.


Collision alerts and emergency braking are well on their way to being standard features. My guess'd be that they'll be among the next set of safety features to be mandated by various govts. Although I hope the software gets better about false alerts first. (My '17 Accord doesn't combine the collision warning radar with the camera feed from lane following and generates a lot of false positives from oncoming traffic on curved highways.)
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