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Truck platooning developer Peloton adds ELD maker Omnitracs as partner, plans roll out this year

Peloton's technology synchronizes braking and acceleration between pairs of trucks through vehicle-to-vehicle communications and radar-based collision avoidance systems. As part of the Omnitracs partnership, Peloton will help to roll out automated vehicle technology to fleets using Omnitracs, beginning with two-truck platooning.

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Omnitracs updates Roadnet Anywhere app, adds route optimization features

Omnitracs says comparing the actual routes with the optimal routes can give more insights for routing decisions.

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Garmin releases new dashcam

The Garmin Dash Cam 35 records in high definition and features a collision warning system that alerts the driver when following too closely to a car ahead, as well as nearby red light cameras and speed cameras.

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Truckloads freight matching app hits downloads milestone

Trucker Path says more than 700 brokers post approximately 1.5 million loads per month using the Truckloads app.

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Bridgestone developing new tire prototype for next Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck

The company says the goal for the prototype tires is to increase fuel efficiency by up to 6 percent compared to a model year 2009 baseline tires.

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New electric Class 8 truck: 1,000 hp, 1,200-mile range

The zero-emissions truck's fully electric drivetrain is powered by high-density lithium batteries. It will be available for monthly full-service lease that costs $5,000 to $7,000.

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SmartDrive’s ‘Extended Recording’ feature enhanced; other upgrades, video mandate discussed

In a press briefing with reporters, coming just two weeks after NTSB's first call for a mandate for video recorder use, SmartDrive reps noted any mandate would be long in coming but that a belief in the power of video in highway safety "is certainly our position."

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Platooning, better fuel efficiency the goal for fed-sponsored trucking project

Peloton will contribute its current platooning system and higher-automation platooning technology under development. Cummins will offer powertrain technology. ZF TRW will supply steering controls, and Peterbilt will supply the trucks.

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Hirschbach adds Lytx in-cab video system

The company says it tested different video systems over the last year and a half before deciding on Lytx and adds it will help exonerate its drivers when they are not at fault.

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360-degree exterior-camera system announced

Rear View Safety introduced its RVS-77535 360-degree Surround View Camera System. The system uses 4 ultra-wide fish-eye cameras to create a 3D image of the vehicle and its surroundings.

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