European truck platooning challenge

This paper will report on the experiences and results of the first cross border truck platooning initiative in the world: The European Truck Platooning Challenge. In this showcase six truck platoons departed from different locations in Europe to arrive on the 6th of April 2016 in the Port of Rotterdam. The truck platoons mainly drove at daytime in a normal traffic situation. During the Challenge, each European truck manufacturer had one truck platoon in operation: DAF, Daimler, IVECO, MAN, Scania and Volvo. There was no competition between the OEMs on a technical level. The European Truck Platooning Challenge was much more a challenge in the sense of harmonization test procedures between authorities of the countries involved: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands. The ultimate ambition is to create cross border corridors over Europe where truck platooning is allowed and facilitated by 2020. The research results (benchmark of test procedures, aerial film recordings) and experiences (interviews with truck platoon drivers and stakeholders consultation) are used to come to recommendations for the further process of harmonization and deployment of truck platooning.


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  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Future pathways: International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology (HVTT14), 15-18 November 2016, Rotorua

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  • Accession Number: 01641716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2017 9:53AM