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Ford's parallel PARCing: Motor giant tries to craft new tech just like Xerox

Panicnow

Goods not people!

The smart money should be on delivering goods. not people!

- Over 50% of urban journeys are delivery

- You can't kill the occupant

- Goods are more patient than people

- Goods are more robust than people

so:-

An autonomous locomotive that pulls a series of "pallet trailers" holding standardised "boxes"

A network of "shunting yards" to rationalise journeys.

The loco can disassemble a pallet and deliver to the door

(A bit like Victorian trains really!)

Making the goods train, low axle weight and just big enough to carry a standard pallet, means that two would fit side-by-side in a EU standard road-lane, and Road damage obeys a fourth power of axle-weight law!

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