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Peloton Pledges Commercial Platooning in 2018

Volvo VNL 670 trucks in Peloton Technology platooning demonstration Volvo VNL 670 trucks on I-96 in Michigan during a Peloton platooning demonstration. (Peloton Technology)

2018 could bring commercial applications of truck platooning after successful demonstrations of the driver-assisted technology last month in Florida and Michigan by platooning developer Peloton Technology.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Peloton Demonstrates Platoon System in Michigan

Peloton platoon test in Michigan Volvo VNL 670 trucks on I-96 in Michigan during a Peloton platooning demonstration. (Peloton)

Peloton Technology recently demonstrated its driver-assist truck platooning system on Interstate 96 in Michigan with two Volvo VNL 670 trucks, featuring one following about 60 feet behind the lead truck.

Transport Topics
December 18, 2017
Business

Peloton Technology Raises Cash for Automated Truck Convoy Technology

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Peloton Technology, a startup backed by Intel Corp., is raising more cash to fund its bid to improve highway safety and generate huge savings for the $700 billion trucking industry.

Ian King | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2017
Business

Peloton to Participate in Pilot That Targets 20% Fuel Savings in Two-Truck Platoons

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Peloton Technology will participate in a three-year federal program designed to use next-generation truck platooning technology with cloud-connected powertrains to achieve 20% fuel savings for tractor-trailers in a two-truck platoon. That would nearly triple the current fuel savings documented with platooning.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2016

Who's Liable in an Autonomous Truck Accident?

Panelists discuss liability in an accident during the "Autonomous Trucking: How Soon? How Disruptive?" panel at ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas Oct. 4, 2016.

October 18, 2016

Peloton's Platooning Explainer on Connecting Trucks

Josh Switkes of Peloton explains the platooning concept in this excerpt from the "Autonomous Trucking: How Soon? How Disruptive?" panel at ATA's 2016 Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas Oct. 4, 2016.

October 18, 2016
Business

Peloton Exec Says Platooning Technology, Access to Data Improve Freight Movement

WASHINGTON — Improvements in platooning technology and incorporating data trends will help boost fuel efficiency and freight connectivity in the coming years, Steve Boyd, co-founder and vice president of external affairs at Peloton, said at an event here.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 24, 2016
Business

Lockheed Martin Signs Investment Agreement With Peloton Technology

Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News

Peloton Technology, based in Mountain View, California, said it had reached an investment agreement with Lockheed Martin to accelerate Peloton’s development and deployment of truck-platooning technology for the U.S. and international trucking industries.

Transport Topics
September 2, 2015
Business, Autonomous

Platoon Use to Begin in ’16 (includes video)

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Peloton Technology’s platooning system will be introduced into a trucking fleet’s operations for on-highway testing early next year.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
August 17, 2015