Omnitracs and Peloton Technology announced a partnership that will bring Peloton’s truck platooning technology to Omnitracs fleet management solutions customers. The partnership will also lead to joint solutions that combine each company’s safety, efficiency, and fleet management capabilities.
Peloton will begin filling pre-orders of its platooning product for Class 8 trucks in 2017, offering a technology that synchronizes braking and acceleration between pairs of trucks, enabling the trucks to travel safely at aerodynamic following distances..
The trucks are synchronized through integrated vehicle-to-vehicle communications with radar-based collision avoidance systems.
“Peloton has developed technology that is on the cutting edge of advanced driver assistance systems and the automated vehicle movement,” said John Graham, CEO of Omnitracs. “Its emphasis on spatial awareness is a crucial and foundational component of improving truck safety and fuel efficiency.”
Peloton will help roll out its automated vehicle technology to Omnitracs customers, beginning with two-truck platooning. Omnitracs has a large customer base in the long-haul trucking segment, which stands to benefit significantly from platooning, according to Peloton.
Co-developed solutions from the partnership may include integrated cloud-based fleet management services and hardware.
Omnitracs is a fleet management software company offering solutions for fleet management, routing, and predictive analytics. Peloton is a connected and automated vehicle technology company that offers a driver-assistive platooning system.
“We are excited to be part of the first partnership of a commercial platooning system supplier with a leading fleet management provider,” said Joshua Switkes, founder and CEO of Peloton Technology. “We will offer expanded opportunities for platooning across the broad customer base that Omnitracs has attracted by focusing on cost advantages for fleets.”