Automated driving technology delivers big benefits
Truck platooning is an innovative concept that has the potential to make future fleet transportation services more efficient, safe and clean. Platooning is the ability for two or more trucks to travel together, in which a leader truck is driven by a professional driver, and the following vehicles (ultimately) operate autonomously. This is a concept that is in development today and expected to be on the roads in the coming years.
Platooning has the potential to provide solutions to several challenges that the commercial transportation industry faces, and support future smart city visions where technology is used to improve the quality of life for its citizens. It is envisioned that platooning via commercial fleets will improve efficiency in the movement of people and goods, improve road safety and improve air quality through reduced emissions.