Posted by: gavinstokes | January 19, 2011

Road train…would you trust it.


Enjoy being in cars but hate the hassle of watching the road and holding the steering wheel? The road train autopilot system could bring us cavalcades of remotely driven cars.

http://io9.com/5737062/road-train-technology-brings-autopilot-into-your-car

 

reminds of this great Sci-Fi book, “The Gold Coast”

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gold-Coast-Kim-Stanley-Robinson/dp/0006480209/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1295612381&sr=1-11

 

21st-century Orange County, California, following a nuclear holocaust. It’s a mass-culture, video-saturated world and the living looks easy. Jim McPherson, a 27-year-old adrift in this affluent society, lives his life through dreams of the past while socializing takes place in automated cars on huge computer controlled highways mixed with various drugs.

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