Submitted by dykemanmatt on October 9, 2013
So I am a big commuter, driving on the 401 everyday here in Canada. The 401 is the busiest roadway in North America which means a LOT of congestion. Constant stopping and starting.
I have an idea that might help ease this pain. I am no engineer but this is my big idea.
Tesla cars have a magnetic hitch on the front and back of the cars that perhaps can slide out just like the handles.
Other Tesla cars can attach to one another to create a convoy/train. With the magnetic hitch Tesla cars would be able to share power, possibly prolonging the need to charge. When someone would like to leave the convoy they can reverse the magnetic charge and get off at their desired exit. Those in the middle of the convoy would get to sit back and relax but they will be quite dependant on the guy in the front not crashing into anybody.
I feel like treating cars more like trains would reduce the amount of minor fender benders which end up causing even more of a backlog.
Let me know what you all think!