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July 03, 2013

IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME

Volvo developing kangaroo-detecting radar system

(Thanks to Bill Jones)

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Key quote:
"We are starting with the large animals first, the ones that pose the greatest risk to drivers, such as a moose, a horse, or a cow, then we are working on ways to detect other animals, including kangaroos," Magnusson said

The Norwegian and Swedish newspaper accounts of incidents with moose will suffer greatly.

I saw Kangaroo Collisions open for The Bee Gees.

Did you say cows?, NMUA?

I think Randy Cows opened for Kangaroo Collisions.

A mob of roos will often run alongside the road for a while, then jump out in front of you, particularly at night. Also, if there are 10 roos on one side of the road and two on the other, often the ten will try to join the two. In some parts of Oz, if you stop every time you see a roo because it might jump in the road, you can't get anywhere. I'm sure Volvo can detect roos, but predicting what they will do is another story. They would be more successful starting with meese. The computer won't have to jump around so much.

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