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Daimler adds platooning capabilities to autonomous system, outlines future of truck connectivity

Daimler debuted its Highway Pilot Connect, the next step in it quest for autonomous truck operation. In an on-highway demonstration on the Autobahn on the outskirts of town, Daimler showcased its new capabilities with a platoon of three Highway Pilot Connect-equipped Mercedes Actros trucks.

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Truck platooning viable and could improve fuel efficiency in long-haul operations, study finds

In addition to fuel economy benefits, ATRI concluded platooning could improve traffic flow. The next phase of testing will center on driver satisfaction with the systems.

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Truck platooning system with autonomous braking, cruise showcased at Detroit show

The system, which is based on features like adaptive cruise control and autonomous braking, was developed in a three-company partnership that includes Meritor Wabco, Peloton and Denso. It's touted by the companies as one that can save fuel economy and increase fleet efficiency.

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Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a robot convoy

Steven Ashley, writing for the BBC, gives a good update on recent testing of self-driving heavy-duty trucks, particularly a test of four trucks on an oval track in Tsukuba, Japan.

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