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Old 08-20-2019, 01:57 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
Ecky is talking about trains, in case anyone missed that.

My favorite idea is truck platooning with automation coordinating everything.
But more like light rail or even very light rail. Things like the existing road beds and bridges would already be strong enough to support the same weights being carried now.

Also you could electrify the rail as well making battery range anxiety on electic cars and trucks meaningless. Go the bulk of the journey without battery usage, then just use the battery for the "last mile".
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