Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 6, 2016, to be held in Rotterdam the day of conclusion of the European Truck Challenge platooning 2016. This industrial challenge sees the major manufacturers of European heavyweights compare their approaches to autonomous driving convoys but also management of trucks. This technique, the “platooning” offers hope a 10% fuel economy on average and also increased safety of lorries on European roads.
6 European manufacturers involved in the European Truck Challenge platooning 2016
DAF, Daimler, Iveco, MAN, Scania and Volvo, all major manufacturers were present at the European challenge of truck convoys or European Truck Platooning Challenge 2016. The technique is to just roll separate vehicle a few meters offers hope significant savings in fuel. This is what is called the “Platonning”. To achieve this, it is necessary that all vehicles are interconnected to each other so that when the first must curb all the following vehicles hinder concert. To demonstrate the progress of each research team, all the European manufacturers put on European roads their trucks and autonomous communicating with the objectives of all to arrive at Rotterdam today.
They started yesterday or today from Gothenburg, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Munich and Antwerp. The tweets sent by the teams during their trip suggest that all will be tomorrow in Rotterdam.
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