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SARTRE autonomous road-train enters final phase with trio of Volvos [w/video]

by Damon Lavrinc (RSS feed) on Jan 24th, 2012 at 7:27PM

This time last year, the Safe Road Trains for the Environment (SARTRE) program hit a milestone. Using a specially equipped Volvo S60 with a big-rig taking the lead, the EU-funded researchers managed to create the world's first fully-functional road train, allowing the driver in the sedan to sit back and enjoy the ride without touching the controls. Today, Volvo – the program's only automotive partner – has announced that the SARTRE program is in its final phase of testing, and that includes adding a few more vehicles to the rolling procession of autonomous cars. Utilizing a... Read More

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