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briandmyers  ·  1694 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Convoy trucks - not self driving

It would be a cool idea for them to have a standardised set of LEDs on the trucks, flashing synchronously on joined trucks (since the trucks are in communication), possibly with colour changes to signal "engaging" and "disengaging" states. That and some driver education would allow nearby drivers the awareness that they are linked and not simply tailgating.

cliffelam  ·  1693 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Those are great human factors ideas.

I suspect this will be a big deal at night in square states. And in countries like Oz where the distances are long and the trucks are even longer (five on a tractor).