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Smart Highway

Sandeep Kar is a leading transportation futurist, tracking and explaining how emerging technologies are changing trucking and logistics. In this HDT interview, Kar talks about his new role at telematics provider FleetComplete and how he thinks trucking will evolve in the near term.

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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?

Project to Test 'Platooning' Trucks

A new Federal Highway Administration research project will test "platooning" two trucks with the goal of saving fuel and decreasing traffic congestion. The team will research partial automation for two-truck platooning, integrating vehicle-to-vehicle communications with adaptive cruise control.