Truck Platooning

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September 28, 2016

NACFE Report: Truck Platooning Could Save 4% in Fuel

The money thus conserved will pay back a $1,050 to $2,800 investment for necessary equipment in one to two years, it estimates.

September 22, 2016

Wabco Partnerships Aimed at Advancing Autonomous Vehicle Tech

Wabco Holdings is collaborating with Peloton Technology and Mobileye to advance the company’s autonomous vehicle technologies, the company announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.

July 14, 2016

Veto of Truck Platooning Bill a Mistake, Says Industry Consultant

Car and truck technologies are "completely different," and Missouri's governor erred is equating one with the other in his veto of legislation that would've allowed testing in that state, says a consultant involved in development.

July 12, 2016

Missouri Gov. Vetoes Platoon Program After Tesla Incident

Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have established a pilot program for testing automated long-haul trucks using platooning technology.

May 20, 2016

Report: Trucking Can Play a Big Role in Energy Security

The non-profit, nonpartisan group Securing America’s Future Energy has released a report on how the U.S. can remain on the path to greater energy security that includes recommendations for the trucking industry.

May 16, 2016

Taking It Slow on the Road to Autonomous Trucks

The circumstances behind the 2009 crash of a passenger jet illustrate why we should take it slow on the road to autonomous driving.

April 8, 2016

Truck Platooning, Past, Present, and Future

The platooning idea has been around for ages, though you could be excused for thinking it's a new development, given all the attention it's been getting lately. It's not even close to being new.

April 7, 2016

European Platooning Challenge Delivers 'Promising' Results

Volvo, Daimler Trucks, DAF Trucks, Iveco, MAN Truck & Bus and Scania all participated in the challenge, driving platooned convoys thousands of miles across multiple borders in countries that included Sweden, Germany and Belgium.

March 28, 2016

Photos: Daimler's Semi-Autonomous Truck Platooning

Daimler Trucks unveiled its Highway Pilot Connect, a platooning system that virtually links semi-autonomous trucks on the highway, with demonstration runs on March 21-22, 2016 amidst typically heavy mid-day traffic on the Autobahn near Düsseldorf, Germany. The basis of Highway Pilot Connect is networking between vehicles and precise awareness of the surroundings, Daimler said. On the highway, the three semitrailer combinations form a platoon with each operating only 15 meters (just under 50 feet) apart. Unlike other platooning systems, the OEM noted, Highway Pilot Connect is unique in that it uses semi-autonomous trucks.

March 22, 2016

Photos: The European Truck Platooning Challenge

The European Truck Platooning Challenge is a project initiated by the Dutch government to promote platooning by bringing truck convoys to public roads.Trucks from Daimler Trucks, DAF Trucks, Iveco, Man Truck & Bus, Volvo and Scania will participate in the event. Photos courtesy of European Truck Platooning

March 21, 2016

Daimler Unveils Highway Pilot Connect Truck Platooning

Daimler Trucks Monday unveiled the Highway Pilot Connect, a truck platooning system that has already been approved for use in a limited area in Germany, while its Highway Pilot autonomous driving system has been approved for use throughout the country.

March 18, 2016

6 Truck Makers to Participate in European Platooning Challenge

Six European truck makers are participating in next month's European Truck Platooning Challenge, a project initiated by the Dutch government to promote platooning by bringing truck convoys to public roads.

March 15, 2016

Commentary: Don't Keep Looking for a Faster Horse

Throughout history, people have conceptualized the technological future only as a fancier version of the present.

February 24, 2016

Volvo Trucks Moves Forward With Focus on Brand, Uptime, Technology

The recent reorganization of Volvo Group along brand lines should be pretty seamless to North American customers in the short term, according to executives at a briefing for reporters Wednesday, but expect advances soon in powertrain technology and tests of connected vehicle technology and platooning.

February 16, 2016

Commentary: Driving Into the Future

Autonomous vehicles, platooning, 3D printing, drones and more could change the equipment you buy and how you serve customers.

February 11, 2016

Gauging Trucking’s Digital Disruptors

No fewer than five technology-based “disruptors” to freight transportation were identified in a recent survey of carrier/3PL/broker, shipper and trucking supplier executives conducted by Princeton Consulting.

February 2, 2016

7 Technologies That Will Affect Trucking and the Aftermarket

The trucking industry aftermarket is being bombarded with technology, and that trend is not likely to go away any time soon, according to industry analyst Derek Kaufman.

December 17, 2015

TMC Report Examines Automated Driving and Platooning

American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council has published a report examining the development and introduction of automated driving and platooning technologies.

October 1, 2015

‘Platooning’ Tractor-Trailers Raise Questions at TMC Meeting

ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council just adopted a White Paper: Automated Driving and Platooning Issues and Opportunities discussing where development is and what its prospects are.

August 31, 2015

Lockheed Martin Invests In Truck Platooning Technology

Lockheed Martin has reached an investment agreement with Peloton Technology to accelerate the development and deployment of the company's truck-platooning technology.

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