European Truck Platooning Works

European Truck Platooning Challenge

During its Presidency of the European Union in 2016, the Netherlands will initiate a European Truck Platooning Challenge. This will involve various brands of automated trucks driving in columns (platooning), on public roads from several European cities to the Netherlands. Main European ITS corridors could be used like the Nordic Way and Rotterdam-Frankfurt-Vienna

Barcelona, 29 mar, 2016.- During its Presidency of the European Union in 2016, the Netherlands will initiate a European Truck Platooning Challenge. This will involve various brands of automated trucks driving in columns (platooning), on public roads from several European cities to the Netherlands. Main European ITS corridors could be used like the Nordic Way and Rotterdam-Frankfurt-Vienna. The aim of the Challenge is to bring platooning one step closer to implementation, indeed we believe that truck platooning can become a reality in Europe in the near future.

At the same time, realisation will depend on bringing together member states and private parties with a view to crossing borders while harmonising policies and technical issues. Close cooperation between significant partners in the truck industry, logistics services, research institutes and governmentals can realise the ‘big picture’. Truck platooning will become routine.The Netherlands aims to make this close cooperation happen.

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