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DAF Trucks participates in UK Truck Platooning trail

DAF Trucks participates in UK Truck Platooning trail

DAF Trucks will participate in a two year truck platooning trial in the UK, led by TRL, the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory. Together with its partners, TNO, Ricardo and logistics company DHL, DAF Trucks has been selected by the UK government’s Department for Transport, in conjunction with Highways England to gain experience with truck platooning…Continue Reading

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European trial with autonomous trucks

European trial with autonomous trucks

The Netherlands, Sweden, germany, Spain, Austria and 21 other European countries intend to jointly set up a trial with autonomous vehicles. This was agreed on during a meeting on connected and autonomous vehicles with the Dutch Ministry of Traffic and Environment recently in Amsterdam. In urban areas and in thinly populated areas countries intend to…Continue Reading

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Platooning Challenge 2016 in Rotterdam Maasvlakte

Platooning Challenge 2016 in Rotterdam Maasvlakte

On april 6 platoons of trucks from all over Europe were driving to the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam for the European Platooning Challenge 2016, the first ever cross border platooning project. Six of the seven truck manufactorers, organised in Acea gave an impressive demonstration with Truck Platooning. The audience from all over the world witnessed helicopter…Continue Reading

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2016 European Truck Platooning Challenge

2016 European Truck Platooning Challenge

As holder of the EU Presidency in 2016, the Netherlands will be organising the European Truck Platooning Challenge. Automated trucks of various types will drive in convoy (platooning) on public roads from a number of European cities to the Netherlands. They will travel on the main EU ITS corridors like the Nordic Logistic Corridor and…Continue Reading

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Netherlands: first platooning test

Netherlands: first platooning test

In The Netherlands, not far from the Scania premises in Zwolle, the first platooning test was executed, with the Dutch Traffic-minister and a number of members of the European Parliament as witnesses. Scania showed a platoon of three trucks which did it’s job wthout a problem on a usually crowded motorway which connects the north…Continue Reading

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