Peloton’s system uses radar and DSRC vehicle-to-vehicle communications to link active safety systems between pairs of trucks, reducing collision-related expenses and fuel costs. The drivers remain fully engaged and retain steering control, while the system controls acceleration and braking similar to adaptive cruise control. The dramatic reduction in aerodynamic drag in these platoons provides substantial improvements in fuel economy for both the trailing and leading trucks, with on-road testing showing savings of more than 10% for each truck. Video systems increase driver awareness and assist with lane-keeping and driver-alertness. Analytics provide insight on preventive maintenance, driver and truck effectiveness, and safety. On-board systems, GPS/telematics and fleet network operations tools optimize the routing and pairing of trucks, limit platooning to appropriate weather and road conditions, and enhance safety.
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