Apr 182010
 
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Together with a number of European enterprises, Tecnalia Technology Corporation is taking part in the SARTRE project for the design of technology for driverless vehicle transport in convoy on fast roads such as motorways.

The goal of the SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) project is to make progress in “intelligent” transport systems of the future, specifically in those that enable travelling in assisted convoy of between six and eight cars (road trains) and led by a truck as a guide vehicle.

The project, apart from freeing motorists from driving, promises much greater safety and fuel savings estimated to be 20%, due to the reduction in air resistance. During the road train journeys and with wireless assistance, drivers will be able to read, rest, eat, make phone calls, and so on.

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