Peloton holds 1,000-mile platooning demo in Florida
CCJ Staff | December 29, 2017
Peloton Technology logged more than 1,000 miles in two Peloton-equipped Volvo VNL670 Class 8 trucks during the State of Florida’s Driver-Assistive Truck Platooning Pilot Project on the Florida Turnpike.
Held in collaboration with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the demonstration used advanced driver-assistance systems provided by Peloton Technology, including linked collision avoidance capability. The two trucks traveled at a separation distance of approximately 65 feet, with professional drivers remaining fully in command of each truck at all times.
Working together using this technology, Peloton co-founder and Vice President of External Affairs Steve Boyd says the two drivers in the demonstration benefited from connected safety systems and enhanced driver-to-driver communication while achieving high levels of aerodynamic fuel savings.
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