Volvo shows off platooning technology on highway

Updated Jul 1, 2018

As the next step in its arc toward developing truck platooning technology for real-world use, Volvo Trucks Wednesday performed an on-highway demonstration of a three-truck platoon made up of Volvo VNL tractors and 28-foot twin trailers in Raleigh, North Carolina. The demo was held in partnership with FedEx and the North Carolina Turnpike Association and was conducted on one of the few public highways designated as an autonomous proving ground by the U.S. DOT — N.C. 540, a tolled freeway dubbed the Triangle Expressway.

Senior Editor James Jaillet was at the platooning demonstration, and you can read his complete coverage at Commercial Carrier Journal.