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    Report: Fuel-saving, self-driving trucks on the road in Japan
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    Readers of a certain age might remember those bumper stickers with Yosemite Sam toting two six-shooters and yelling "Back Off!" He wasn't yelling "So you can burn more fuel!" but researchers are looking at how tailgating could save gas, and, in this case, are working with big rigs. The New ...

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    Official: Volvo finishes SATRE project, says 'road train' works
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    Now what? Volvo, which has been testing variations of its road-train transportation concept with multiple cars and lead trucks since 2009, says the test has been "successfully finalised during 2012." The SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) concept involves a lead truck piloted by a ...

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    Official: Volvo's Sartre road train's autonomous cars go 50 mph over 120 miles in Spain
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    With each new phase of Volvo's Sartre road train project, we get another glimpse into how the fuel-saving technology is evolving. This time, Volvo has tested the technology on public roads in Spain, calling the event "highly successful." Volvo used three vehicles – a XC60, a V60 and a S60 ...

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    Volvo says road trains will be used in Europe by 2020
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    Swedish automaker Volvo says that road trains will be a fixture on Europe's roads by the end of the decade, according to Autocar. Thomas Broberg, Volvo's senior safety engineer, told Autocar that closed-road trials have already successfully been conducted and revealed that Volvo will participate ...

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    Video: SARTRE autonomous vehicle in action shows road train is possible
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    SARTRE Road Test – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Looks like things are progressing nicely with project SARTRE, the road train that can help cut emissions. We last wrote about them in December when the team announced that they would be moving from simulation work to actual ...

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    Project Sartre's road train concept enters new test phase
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    A year ago, we reported on Project Sartre, a road train system that uses a lead vehicle, driven by a professional driver, to wirelessly control private vehicles that join the train. Once a vehicle is part of the train, the commuting "drivers" are free to do as they please until their destination ...

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    Project Sartre uses road trains to save fuel on the highway
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    Do you get bored when driving along the interstate? Ever wish you could just pull out your laptop and check Facebook on a long straightaway? If a EU-funded project called Sartre ever becomes a reality, you could. Sartre is a sort of drafting software that would use wireless controls to group up ...

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