Unless, for some bizarre reason, you enjoy the pain of driving in heavy traffic, Volvo’s traffic assist technology could revolutionise the daily, traffic-ridden commute.
Brand new Volvos already include lane assist, which keeps you from veering off into the hard shoulder, and adaptive cruise control, which keeps you a set distance from the car in front so you don’t have to do anything – though you still can’t nap at the wheel, obviously.
By 2014, the two technologies will combine to create traffic assist. All you have to do is press a button, set your preferred distance between you and the car in front and – provided traffic remains below 50km/h – the Volvo will do the driving for you, saving you from the monotony that is the modern-day commute.
Take that, congestion.
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