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Assessing the Feasibility of Deploying Partial Automation for Truck Platooning

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-13-0076
Project Abstract: 

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.

Project Status: 
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$1,640,280
Start Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2013
End Date: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Public Access Plan: 
No
FHWA AMRP Program: 
Exploratory Advanced Research

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