BBC News ran the story recently that Volvo has done it.
According to Volvo, drivers “can now work on their laptops, read a book or sit back and enjoy a relaxed lunch” while driving. That’s right. “While” they are driving.
In the first successful road toast of the new cars, Volvo announced that a fleet of the vehicles successfully completed a 125 mile trek on Spanish roadways without a hitch. According to the BBC, “the cars were all wirelessly linked to each other and “mimicked” a lead vehicle, driven by a professional driver.”
They drove at 52 mph and left about 19 feet in between each of them. No fender benders, no rogue cars –just complete compliance.
The project has been in the making for over three years, and officials say the only difference between the cars used in the test run and those on the showroom floor is the wireless technology.