Carnegie Mellon Today
Just around the corner, according to Carnegie Mellon researchers, are smart highways embedded with millions of tiny sensors and even smarter cars that are constantly aware of the traffic that is flowing around them. Drivers in the not-too-distant future will navigate from their home to the nearest freeway entrance ramp, at which time the car must take control of much of the driving task. Commuters will barrel down the highway at 120 mph with only a few inches between their car and the next.
Friday, August 19, 2005
Carnegie Mellon Today - Smart cars and smart highways. Give me a break
I have no problems with research, science and being forward thinking. But let's be real too. I love this stuff -- but it isn't "just around the corner." In the not so distant future is not all that close, IMNSHO. Meet George Jettson....