Blog Heap o'Transport Links 30 May 2012

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Blog-Heap links regarding transportation and related infrastructure,
also energy, because it takes energy to transport,
and virtuality, because telepresence saves on transpresence.

Transport Future

Convoy of self-driving cars takes to Spanish highway
AFP/My Fox NY Wed 2012 May 30, 10:49am
A convoy of self-driving cars took to a public motorway in Spain in normal traffic, a world first, according to Swedish car maker Volvo… professional driver took the lead in a truck, and was followed by four self-driven Volvo vehicles… [Emphasis added. Not exactly self-driving. More like electronically coupled. Oh well. Progress, or a sort.]
h/t: Drudge


NASA to future moon explorers: Don’t ruin our Apollo landing sites
Larry Mcshane, NY Daily News Wed 2012 May 30, 10:29am
NASA has reached an agreement with the Google X Lunar Prize competition to prevent the next wave of moon visitors from ruining historic lunar sites. …guidelines would also protect existing scientific experiments… guests vying for $30 million in prize money…. [We just need a President who will send troops up there to guard whatever we need guarded!]
h/t: Drudge