Road trains: the future of connected driving

The utopian futures of urbanisation as depicted films like Minority Report, Star Wars and Blade Runner (utopian?) came one step closer recently when Volvo announced real world trails of something that they’ve coined (SARTRE) Road Trains.

Anyone who’s ever tail-gated a bus on a bike will understand the principles of economy involved here, but it’s the clever use of technology again that makes this appealing. Check out the ridiculously schmaltzy video to hear all about it.

SARTRE stands for  Safe Road Trains for the Environment. That remains to be seen, and I’m sure it’s highly unlikely to ever make it to UK shoes. However it’s still a good opportunity to post some stills from some classic sci fi movies 🙂

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