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Originally Posted by JSH View Post
Daimler has put platooning development on hold. It works on the test track but not on real highways where cars cut through the platoon and break the chain. The trucks have to brake then accelerate to hook up again. Then another car breaks the chain, etc, etc....
Yeah, I guess you can't have 1/4 mile of unbroken platoon since cars need gaps to exit the freeway. Might work if the "slow lane" was the far left. Maybe that's my million dollar idea for the day. Slow lanes to the left so truckers don't have to contend with idiots entering and exiting freeways... now to solve the slowing before the exit and acceleration onto the freeway problem... tomorrow's million dollar idea I'm sure.
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