How Platooning works
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How Platooning works

a.) Trucks can be operated independently from one another or – on identical routes – come together in a platooning convoy.

b.) If the trucks are driving in a platooning convoy, the distance between them can be considerably decreased to as little as 8 meters because the driver reaction times are no longer a factor. The trucks behind the lead truck steer and brake simultaneously in real time with its actions.

c) The narrow distance between trucks reduces the aerodynamic drag of the trucks behind the lead vehilce, thus decreasing fuel consumption by up to 20 percent.

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