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ATRI Requests Industry Input on Truck Platooning

November 17, 2014

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The American Transportation Research Institute is collecting data on the likely costs and benefits associated with Truck Platooning, and is requesting industry input through an online survey.

Driver Assistive Truck Platooning is an automated system that controls inter-vehicle spacing using a network of sensors that allows trucks to travel at closer distances than is safe for manual operation. The system communicates data between two trucks and automatically controls engine and braking in real time which allows for the tight formations.

The ATRI is working in coordination with two different US Department of Transportation-sponsored research teams and will conduct its analysis based on industry feedback to determine what degree of adoption Truck Platooning may have in the future.

The survey will be open through Dec. 8, 2014. To participate, click here and find the survey on the upper left hand portion of the page. 

Comments

  1. 1. Gil Wortsmann [ November 18, 2014 @ 05:59AM ]

    I wonder how many seconds are left between vehicles. At turnpike speeds I (we) want 7 seconds between vehicles (more or less depending upon conditions.) This gives time to pull out and around in case of a problem(s) ahead. I am now 88, still active in the industry, and still preaching the 7 seconds story.

    State certified PA and NY as a CDL driver trainer/trainer.

 

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