Not wanting to be left behind in the race for autonomous cars, French manufacturer Peugeot says the 508 Peugeot Model will contain “self-driving aids for bottleneck situations.” Via translation from l’informaticien.
Imagine a car that automatically adapts to a bottleneck ahead, handling the “accordion ” for you. All drivers who have experienced long minutes of wait will welcome what Peugeot will do in 2018.
Peugeot has not yet fully detailed his concept: it is not known if the driver will completely do something else for a traffic jam or if it will still “attend” the car in one way or another. Other manufacturers are working on these kinds of concepts, including the BMW-Mercedes-Audi Germans.
This is yet another way people will get accustomed to letting technology take over. If drivers get comfortable letting the car drive in slow-speed setups and parking, that comfort will quickly spread to higher speeds and more situations.
Mike “Mish” Shedlock