This is the third and final installment in my series reviewing the important findings and discussions during the 2020 Automated Vehicles Symposium. Established in 2014, this non-profit conference is co-sponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board. Part One provided an overview and key take-aways for the broader industry. Part Two focused on truck automation discussions for “solo driverless” operations. Here I’ll discuss AVS truck platooning developments. Disclosure: I serve as a volunteer on the AVS Executive Committee and among the companies discussed here, and I am an Advisor to Peloton Technology and Robotic Research.
Platooning Moving Quickly Towards SAE Level 4 Commercialization
A pair of two-hour Breakout Sessions, one focused on truck platooning and the other on solo driverless trucking, were organized and moderated by myself and Andrew Krum, Group