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Volvo Trucks' Public Platooning Demonstration [Video]

On a North Carolina highway, Volvo Trucks put on a three-truck platooning test in collaboration with FedEx to demonstrate how the technology could handle every day situations.

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How Truck Platooning Could Help Reduce Crashes

Following too closely is a factor in 5% of truck crashes. Deborah Lockridge says reaction to her coverage of Volvo's platooning test illustrates why this is a problem. Can platooning technology help? More in the All That's Trucking blog.

Volvo/FedEx Truck Platooning Demo in Photos

Three Volvo tractors pulling twin trailers using FedEx Specs demonstrated truck platooning in North Carolina on June 27, automatically maintaining 1.5-second following distance. Deborah Lockridge was there and has these photos.

Volvo Trucks, FedEx Demonstrate Truck Platooning in North Carolina

Volvo Trucks North America teamed up with FedEx and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority for an on-highway demonstration of its truck platooning technology on N.C. 540, the Triangle Expressway.

Daimler Announces Automated Truck R&D Center

Daimler Trucks is creating an Automated Truck Research and Development Center in Portland, Oregon, to explore automated driving technologies including truck platooning.

Commentary: Don’t Let Fear of Change Mire You in Mediocrity

Some fleets may feel overwhelmed by all the new technology coming at them because they don’t have the expertise. Let’s face it, at the rate new technology is rolling in, no one really has the expertise yet, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her April editorial.

Valhalla Rising With Volvo Trucks

Long ago, the Vikings told Sagas relating ancient deeds. Today, Volvo has a Saga of its own to tell. But it's of the future, and not the past. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

Scania Inks Historic Platooning Agreement

European truck OEM Scania has inked what it calls a "landmark" agreement to begin testing platooning operations on Scandinavian highways.

Daimler Pumping R&D into Electric Trucks, Connectivity, Autonomous Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America chief Roger Nielsen talked to reporters recently about the company's investments and initiatives in technology such as connectivity, electric trucks, autonomous trucks, advanced driver assistance systems, platooning, and predictive maintenance.

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.