Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Platooning Continues to Be Put Under Microscope at Federal Level

Derek Constable, a bridge management engineer for the Federal Highway Administration Derek Constable, a bridge management engineer for the Federal Highway Administration, said the agency is researching platooning’s impact on structural safety, bridge fatigue limits and design standards. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The effects of truck platooning on the nation’s infrastructure continues to be studied, federal officials told the American Society of Civil Engineers’ International Conference on Transportation and Development here.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Platooning: Coming Soon to a Truck Near You

A view from the middle truck of a three-truck platoon during a Sept. 14 demonstration on Route 28 near Centreville, Va. Seth Clevenger/TT

Truck platooning — also known by the more precise but less compelling term “cooperative adaptive cruise control” — will soon become available to trucking fleets interested in testing the latest in fuel-saving technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

'Smart Car' Technology May Make Roads Safer, but Some Fear Data Hacks

JackyLeung/Getty Images

Autonomous vehicles are the wave of a rapidly approaching future that is already bringing increasing amounts of “smart” technology to cars and trucks, and could eventually make passengers of everyone in a vehicle.

September 21, 2017
Government, Autonomous

Britain to Test Part-Driverless Platoons of Trucks

A platoon of Scania trucks Scania

Britain is set to conduct road trials of self-driving trucks, involving a “platoon” of vehicles controlled by a driver in the front.

August 30, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

More States Explore Truck-Platooning Technology and Regulations

Truck Platoon Peloton

It could be years before drivers on U.S. highways catch a glimpse of a tractor-trailer rig cruising down the highway with another truck trailing a perilous 20 or 30 feet behind.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
August 23, 2017

Scania Says European Convoys of Semi-automated Trucks Coming Before 2025


Scania said Europe’s truck manufacturers have presented a detailed timeline of steps leading up to the introduction of convoys of semi-automated trucks on Europe’s motorways before 2025.

June 13, 2017

Ohio Turnpike Travelers Will See Semi-Autonomous Trucks on the Road This Spring

Meritor Wabco

Peloton Technology will roll out platooning tech on the Ohio Turnpike this spring as the state begins a new phase in its autonomous vehicle exploration.

Ginger Christ | The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer
April 3, 2017

California Demonstrates Truck Platoon in Los Angeles

Port of Los Angeles

Federal, state and local governments and private companies demonstrated a partially automated truck platoon with cooperative adaptive cruise control on March 8 near the Port of Los Angeles.

March 9, 2017

Truck Platoons Could Hit Iowa Highway This Year

Meritor Wabco

Drivers could begin seeing “connected platoons” of trucks operating on Highway 20 across Iowa as early as this year if legislation allowing the use of adaptive cruise control is approved by the Legislature.

James Q. Lynch | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
February 23, 2017

Omnitracs-Peloton Pact Blends Platooning With Fleet Management Capabilities

Peloton Technology Inc.

Fleet telematics provider Omnitracs has forged a partnership with Peloton Technology to bring truck platooning opportunities to its customers, a development that could accelerate the trucking industry’s adoption of the emerging technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 20, 2017