Volkswagen to head up two pilot projects for truck platooning

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In what is the world’s largest pilot project of its kind, Scania is to develop and test a comprehensive platooning solution in Singapore. Truck platoons each composed of four trucks are to cover a distance of 10km on public roads to transport containers between various port terminals. The driver of the first truck will set the speed and direction, with the following three vehicles driving autonomously.

During the first phase of the project, Scania will trial and tune the technology to local conditions at its test facility in Södertälje, Sweden. The second phase will focus on testing in Singapore.

MAN and logistics company DB Schenker have also entered into a partnership to test truck platooning. As part of this a truck platoon will travel on the A9 motorway between Munich and Nuremberg in Germany in 2018.

January 23, 2017

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