OH Turnpike Will See “Platooning Trucks” This Spring as Self-Driving Vehicle Tests Advance

The Plain Dealer reports, “Ohio this spring will begin a new phase in its autonomous vehicle exploration. California-based Peloton Technology will roll out an evolving vehicle tech known as ‘platooning’ on the Ohio Turnpike. Platooning involves creating pairs of semi-autonomous commercial trucks. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication allows the vehicles to travel close together, which reduces fuel burn and cuts wind resistance. The trucks communicate on braking and speed.”

Click here to see a Peloton video explaining how the technology works.