Semi-autonomous truck platooning — how does it work?

Semi-autonomous truck platooning — how does it work?


Platooning with autonomous vehicles will be a cornerstone of tomorrow’s sustainable transport system. Step-by-step developments are already under way.

14 Comments on "Semi-autonomous truck platooning — how does it work?"


  1. What's the point in being a truck driver if this if going to be the new system? People who praise this shit is retarded. Where losing more and more jobs because of technology and yet people are still buzzing of things like this?

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  2. They should legalize open pipes. Like, what if there were certain area’s with ‘no open pipes signs’. Like in a city or a suburbs. It would mae a lot of truckers happy

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  3. Ага сначала Мерседес Бенц сам едет теперь и SKANIA так скоро смотри и вообще забудем ездить, будем в салоне ехать и не чё не делать

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  4. That's fantastic! Question: how can I learn more about what you guys are doing? I live in Brazil and I don't know if someone of Scania could help me here about learning about this process of platooning, self-driving trucks etc.

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  5. The brake test seems to illustrate to me the vehicles aren't actively communicating with each other but rather only reacting on to each other which is really a very basic way of platooning. If the vehicles' systems were communicating the tail truck would know exactly what the lead truck is doing without having to actively see it. If the lead truck would break the tail truck would then brake at the exact same time. As it is shown now it just seems to cascade into a ripple effect as in the first truck brake, the second one reacts to that, then the third and finally the fourth. Sure, the systems react far faster than a human would but the truck only reacts when the reaction gets cascaded through the line.

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  6. In my opinion, self-driven cars and “platooning” has the potential to revolutionize the transport industry over the next 50 years. From a technical perspective, platooning has potential to minimize fuel consumption, optimize traffic congestion. On the other hand, with the vast amount of calculations in the environment needed to be performed such as weather, road debris & car positioning, the technology needs to be highly capable calculating such tasks, maximizing safety for passengers.
    One disadvantage of self-driven cars is the economic implications it presents. For example, self-driven cars have the potential to disrupt and the transport industry causing a reduction in jobs for taxi-drivers and driving instructors.
    In addition, in the future, if self-driven cars with artificial intelligences capabilities are able to make conscious decisions, I believe self-driven cars should not pursue the roads which increases safety risk. A solution is to ensure the self-driven cars have good moral character.

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