Truck Platooning

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February 21, 2018

Real-World Truck Platooning Test with Real Truck Drivers

Aiming to see if trucks digitally connected on the highway as platoons are ready to roll in the real world, German OEM MAN Truck & Bus has placed a number of units with a customer for months of evaluation in revenue service.

January 24, 2018

Fuso Begins Truck Platooning Tests in Japan

Daimler's Fuso subsidiary has begun platooning test operations outside of Tokyo as part of the Japanese government's plans to boost technology investment and deployment in the near future.

January 3, 2018

What Will 2018 Bring To Trucking?

HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts takes a look at what he's expecting to see in terms of new technology as 2018 picks up steam.

December 28, 2017

Peloton Logs Over 1,000 Miles in Florida Platooning Demonstration

A series of just-concluded demonstrations in Florida will help officials there prepare for platooning legislation in the future, Peloton says.

November 21, 2017

10 Tesla Takeaways: Part I

The Tesla Semi launch in California last week answered many questions while leaving others hanging in the air. Jack Roberts' Truck Tech Blog highlights five things we learned after the truck's debut – and in Part 2, five lingering questions Tesla needs to answer.

November 16, 2017

Which Way to the Smart Highway?

If you were asked to describe a smart highway, you might say it swiftly collects tolls. You might say it speeds the flow of goods. You might say it advances safety. You might even say it glows. And you might say, how on Earth do I merge onto this ribbon of wonder?

November 13, 2017

Report Cites Twin Trailers, Platooning to Cut Fuel Consumed by Long-Haul Trucks

Securing America's Future Energy found that long-haul trucks account for 13% of daily petroleum consumption. Its new report says adopting 33-foot twin trailers and platooning technologies in the trucking industry could help save fuel and reduce U.S. dependence on oil.

October 23, 2017

Platooning, Electrified Cascadia in the Works at Daimler Trucks North America

ORLANDO – Advanced technology, from platooning to electric trucks – both of which you'll be seeing soon from the nation's biggest truck maker – was a key topic of a reporter roundtable with Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielsen during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.

October 17, 2017

Commentary: Let's Look More Closely at Automation in Trucking

As it currently stands, autonomous technology is impractical anywhere except on smooth and easy highways in good weather, says Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood in his October column.

September 25, 2017

Daimler Announces Public Highway Platooning Tests

DTNA president Roger Nielsen revealed at the NACV Show in Atlanta that the company is conducting platooning tests on public highways in Oregon and Nevada.

September 15, 2017

Smart Trucks Have Already Arrived

A new kind of truck is already here. And very soon, the incredible capabilities of these smart, connected vehicles will revolutionize virtually every aspect of fleet operations.

September 14, 2017

FHWA Tests Three-Truck Platoon on Virginia Interstate

The latest series of platoon tests will evaluate Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology, which adds vehicle-to-vehicle communications to the adaptive cruise control capability now available in new vehicles and allows trucks to operate more smoothly as a unit, reducing and controlling the gaps between trucks.

August 28, 2017

UK Announces Series of Truck Platoon Tests

The British government has awarded funding that will enable a series of truck platoon tests on public roadways in the United Kingdom beginning next year.

August 10, 2017

Telsa Wants to Test Self-Driving Class 8 Electric Truck in Two States

According to published reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reached out to California and Nevada DMV officials to set up tests of his all-electric Class 8 truck in platooning operations on public highways.

August 9, 2017

PIT Group Assesses Real-World Platooning Operations

Canada's PIT engineering research group is overseeing a month-long series of truck platoon tests in order to evaluate how the new technology will perform in real-world fleet operations.

July 21, 2017

Engineers Eye Adaptive Cruise Control as Platooning Enabler

According to a new research paper published by the Transportation Research Board, adaptive cruise control has proven to be the best method of maintaining longitudinal vehicle control in platooning applications.

April 13, 2017

Truck Platooning to Become Reality This Year

Peloton CEO Josh Switkes says early-adopter platooning fleets are "chomping at the bit" and ready to go. An infusion of funding led by Omnitracs will help make that happen.

March 8, 2017

Port of LA Hosts Live Platooning Demonstration

Private and public transportation partners conducted a partially automated truck platooning demonstration in California Wednesday at the Los Angeles Port complex and along the Interstate 110 freeway.

March 7, 2017

Freightliner's Inside Man

Daimler Trucks North America's CEO just got a big promotion. And that could turn up the heat on the already scorching truck technology race on this side of The Pond, speculates Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

February 16, 2017

Omnitracs Partners with Peloton on Truck Platooning Product

Omnitracs and Peloton Technology announced a partnership that will bring Peloton’s truck platooning technology to Omnitracs fleet management solutions customers.

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