Automotive

Chery's Ant Concept portends an era of platooning

Chery's Ant Concept at Auto China in Shanghai
Chery's Ant Concept at Auto China in Shanghai
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Chery's Ant Concept at Auto China in Shanghai

Chinese carmaker Chery has shown an interesting new concept named the Ant at the Auto China Show in Beijing today. The Ant appears aimed directly at utilizing the intelligent infrastructure proposed by General Motors China in its EN-V concept.

No details have emerged from the show at this point, but the five images indicate a vehicle designed to platoon with its fellow freeway users and use as little space when parking as possible.

3 comments
MasterG
Main picture looks two cars doing it. The benefits are obvious its just sometimes i change my mind on the highway to see something new, dont look like that is allowed with this car. If i say macd then kfc i would have to wait for the kfc line. Has anyone even drawn a program plan for automated managing of traffic with all the variables? Major crash at the offramp as computer suddenly decides that a thousand cars need to have a simultaneous pee break or bored hacker decides everyone should pitch up at the white house. This looks like it will be fun for pedestrians.
Sinnadurai Sripadmanaban
in case of an accident will the driver survive,will the vehicle become crushed?.
Kevin Swanson
This concept is proposed for use within Balboa Park, San Diego, CA as part of San Diego 2015. It is heartening to see that transportation and technology companies are designing for this use. Now if only the City of San Diego will partner with them and enable them to show off this use within a controlled environment that is visited by over 12 million people every year. Visit www.SanDiego2015.com for more information.
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