Slipstream Following another Tesla Closely

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Description

With Autopilot and agreement between vehicles, allow one Tesla vehicle to tailgate another Tesla vehicle to reduce power consumption.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

The lead vehicle could communicate driving intentions allowing perfect synchrony and very close distance.

There could even be a reward system so that if you allow connected slipstreaming behind you the car behind pays you a little per mile to use your drag.

Tesla trains!

Moderator: This may be illegal to do in many states, but if made safe, perhaps the laws could be changed. Such a feature is planned for the Tesla Semi.

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     Created 25-Jan-2020

2 Comments

I hope this is in a grand plan for all vehicles to one day communicate like this proposal
    Created 1-Oct-2020
Such a system is under development in Europe for trucks. Up to 6 trucks in a row with only 5 feet distance. The front vehicle does all the controls; the others are just following with no activities from the drivers. I have viewed a test 2 years ago of 200 miles with 6 trucks. If the front driver needs a rest, one of the others drives up front. Saves a lot of energy.
    Created 30-Sep-2020