Commercial Truck Platooning

Commercial Truck Platooning will perform the most practical commercial vehicle platooning effort in the U.S. Existing studies indicate platooning offers major safety and fuel saving benefits that are two critical issues for fleet operators. Truck Platooning, defined as electronically coupling two or more trucks (or vehicles) where the following truck longitudinal and lateral functions are automated to mimic the leading truck while maintain a tight distance. Texas is one of the key trucking hubs in the national supply chain, making it a perfect test bed for developing and implementing this technology. The Performing Agency or "Research Team" offers significant expertise and experience in truck automation.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $4,355,348
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Jensen, Darrin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kuhn, Beverly

  • Start Date: 20150408
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190430
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39904

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01567081
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6836
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2015 1:01AM