25 Mar '16, 10am

Six automated truck platoons to compete in European Truck Platooning Challenge

Six automated truck platoons to compete in European Truck Platooning Challenge

By reducing the gap between truck combinations as far as possible and making the most of slipstreaming, fuel savings of up to 10% can be achieved in future, along with equivalent reductions in CO2 emissions. Furthermore, Truck Platooning will further enhance traffic safety, thanks to the combination of Wifi, radar and camera systems. Another benefit is the further improvement to the flow of traffic, because platooning trucks will not overtake each other. Moreover, technologies are being developed that will enable passenger vehicles to join the traffic or leave the motorway safely and responsibly.

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2016/03/20160325-platooni...

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