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Assess the Feasibility of Deploying Partial Automation for Truck Platooning

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-13-0076
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2013
End Date: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
FHWA Program: 
Exploratory Advanced Research
FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms: 
Traffic platooning; Research; Operations; Trucks; Freight transportation; Traffic control
FHWA Discipline: 
Operations
TRB Subject Area: 
Freight Transportation, Operations and Traffic Management, Vehicles and Equipment

Contact Information

First Name: 
Gene
Last Name: 
McHale
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3275
Email Address: 
Team: 
Transportation Operations Applications Team
Office:
Office of Operations Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDO-20

Project Details

Project Description: 

Explore the technical feasibility of truck platooning through Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) concepts. Research questions: Performance achievable with truck CACC in mixed traffic? Driver preferences for CACC timegaps?Energy savings at preferred timegaps? Benefits in truck lane capacity, energy, and emissions? Public policy: Deployment strategies for truck CACC. Synergy with I-710 truck lane development. Attractiveness to public and officials.

Goals:

To conduct Exploratory Advanced Research in the area of Partial Automation for Truck Platooning.

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Partial Automation for Truck Platooning
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
A three truck platooning system with longitudinal control based on a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications system and onboard object detection sensors.