Truck platooning – the future has already arrived!
Six automotive manufacturers recently sent their trucks on a long tour. Networked columns of up to three vehicles left various starting-points and headed independently for Rotterdam. The Dutch government initiated this “European Truck Platooning Challenge” project with the aim of obtaining insights into how fit for everyday use fully networked columns already are. The field test went off without incident and gave the manufacturers reasons for optimism that the technology could attain market maturity in the coming years.
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