Autonomous Truck Platoons

Self-driving trucks took another step towards commercial reality as five different teams sent convoys of autonomously driven truck “convoys” from all over Europe to Rotterdam as part of the Truck Platoon Challenge.

Challengers such as Mercedes and Volvo sent their trucks from as far away as Germany and Sweden proving that these self-driven truck trains can navigate a variety of terrain across national borders.

Chaining multiple trucks together on the highway is safer and more efficient use of fuel and reducing carbon output. Here’s a demo video from Mercedes showing how the Highway Connect system would work.

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