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