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#1043591 - 26th Aug 2017 6:46pm Driver Less Vehicles
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In the News a lot this week with various testing going on and even insurance companies testing them crashing.

Gut reaction says no no.. The 3 lorries in a row with one driver just seems to me to be away around having longer vehicles.

I suppose the real question is will it make roads safer or not.

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#1043592 - 26th Aug 2017 6:57pm Re: Driver Less Vehicles [Re: fish5133]
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What I wonder about is how they will cope with junctions, they would need a hell of a gap for all three to get across a junction or roundabout together, or am I missing something?

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#1043597 - 26th Aug 2017 9:24pm Re: Driver Less Vehicles [Re: Dilly]
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Didn't we used to call them goods wagons and run them on rails? or am I missing something.

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#1043602 - 27th Aug 2017 1:06am Re: Driver Less Vehicles [Re: locomotive]
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Didn't we used to call them goods wagons and run them on rails? or am I missing something.


Yes, if we want to copy the rest of the world, lets get a basic rail infrastructure running again.
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#1043619 - 27th Aug 2017 5:18pm Re: Driver Less Vehicles [Re: fish5133]
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I agree to getting back to a good rail infrastructure in this country, with freight been the priority to be carried on it. In the 50s lots of cargo boats where of a size especially for transporting goods from the Mediterranean to this country. Called simply medi boats, City line where one who had a fleet of them. Plus with containerization these along with the rail way could be very efficient in transporting most goods.
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#1043620 - 27th Aug 2017 5:58pm Re: Driver Less Vehicles [Re: fish5133]
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I was just watching a video about the Forth Road Bridge repairs and they mentioned the huge increase in HGV's in the 60s that hasn't occurred at any other time. I wonder why that could have been Dr Beeching? The joke is that Beeching thought he was going to increase rail traffic by cutting routes!
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