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Federal Highway Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Truck Platooning

 

Three semi tractor-trailers on a highway.

 

Partially Automated Truck Platooning Demonstration

This demonstration showcases the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's platooning technologies in the I-66 Corridor. Watch heavy trucks follow 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. In addition, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will demonstrate new truck inspection technologies and safety screening tools that also help move freight safely and efficiently on the Nation's roads.

Dates: September 14, 2017
September 15, 2017
Location: EC Lawrence Soccer Fields Parking Lots
5200 Sully Rd
Centreville, VA 20120

 

More Information

 

Three blue Semi tractors parked in front of the Turner building. Truck Platooning FAQs

 

This document contains Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) about Truck Platooning.
Truck Platooning Facts. Truck Platooning Facts

 

This document contains facts about Truck Platooning and messaging.
Truck Platooning fact sheet Event and Truck Platooning Fact Sheets

 

Fact sheets contain information about the truck platooning demonstration and general information about the technology.
Screen grab from B-roll video B-roll Video Compilation of Truck Platooning

 

This video shows supplemental footage of freight trucks using the platooning feature.
Expanding the Freight Capacity of America's Highways Platooning and Connectivity to Increase Efficiency. Expanding the Freight Capacity of America's Highways Platooning and Connectivity to Increase Efficiency

 

The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program is pursuing research that will help alleviate the looming problem of moving freight tonnage expected to grow 40 percent over the next 25 years...
   
Federal Highway Administration's Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory Fact Sheet on Advanced Automation Technologies. Federal Highway Administration's Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory Fact Sheet on Advanced Automation Technologies

 

This fact sheet is an overview of advanced automation technologies being studied by the laboratory...
   
USDOT's Joint Program Office: Connected Automation presented at ITS America. USDOT's Joint Program Office: Connected Automation presented at ITS America

 

This presentation highlights the automation technologies and discusses research projects underway.
   
Truck Platooning Poster Downloads Truck Platooning Poster Downloads

 

These posters show visualizations of the demonstration areas, study objective, site, methodology, and summary of results.
   
Caltrans Director's Video 3-14-2017. Caltrans Director's Video 3-14-2017

 

At a recent truck platooning demonstration at the Port of Los Angeles, Director Malcolm Dougherty explains how Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology...
   
Truck Platooning Truck Platooning

 

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