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This demonstration, held in September 2017, showcased the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's platooning technologies in the I–66 Corridor. Heavy trucks followed each other using automated speed and spacing controls. The platooning is based on the Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) System technology as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's ongoing efforts to use innovative technologies to improve the efficiency of our Nation's freight transportation network. Below is a video of the demonstration.
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|Truck Platooning Poster Downloads
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