ATRI looking for input from carriers in study on feasibility of truck platooning systems

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Updated Nov 18, 2014
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The American Transportation Research Institute wants to hear from carriers and drivers about the use of truck platooning systems, also dubbed Driver Assistive Truck Platooning, ATRI says.

ATRI is trying to compile information on the likely costs and benefits of truck platooning, it says.

Based on the input it receives from the industry, ATRI says it will do a cost-benefit analysis to decide “the degree to which [platooning] may be adopted in the trucking industry.”

Platooning is based on autonomous features like forward-facing radar and vehicle-to-vehicle communications, ATRI says. Platooning systems allow trucks to travel closer than manual operations would, according to ATRI.

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