A thought occurred to me just a little while ago; When Self-Driving Cars become common, wouldn't it be great to have one as a Sag Wagon?
You could have your own car or van accompany you while you ride your Bicycle, without the need to find a volunteer to drive it!
It would be perfect for drafting, perhaps with a spoiler on the rear of a mini-van you could draft at speeds in excess of 55MPH...
You could ride alone of with a group, Bicycle Touring would become more popular again, and the ride could go on on short notice.
You could cheat a little and get in the van with your bike for those Interstate Highway River crossings.
I actually had something slightly different in mind: A self propelled , self-driving Caisson, maybe one meter wide, two meters long, and 85 centimeters high.
A Caisson was a device which was used for the support of field artillery , I thought it would be a good word to describe my concept vehicle:
I thought I'd just share this idea, maybe some of you have a similar idea, or you might have a suggestion. Suggest an improvement.
Okay, I'm putting out two possible scenarios, 1) a self-driving minivan as a sag wagon, so you could go anywhere on a solo / supported tour, anytime you like,
or 2) something the size of a garden tractor that would be driverless, with a generator and supplies onboard.
My original idea, back in 1986, was to have an Electric Bike as an escort for my Racing Bike. Well, no volunteers were interested in driving the Electric Bike. If there was some sort of self driving vehicle that I could draft behind, I would be very happy.
PS- Don't tell me it would be too expensive. The price would be bound to come down after a while.