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Title: Class 8 Tractor Trailer Platooning: Effects, Impacts, and Improvements

Abstract

This poster provides information about NREL's evaluation of the fuel savings potential of semi-automated truck platooning. Platooning involves reducing aerodynamic drag by grouping vehicles together and decreasing the distance between them through the use of electronic coupling, which allows multiple vehicles to accelerate or brake simultaneously. The U.S. Department of Energy's interest in platooning stems from the opportunity to reduce petroleum consumption. This work addresses the need for data and analysis on what aspects of operation can impact platooning savings and what can be done to maximize the savings realized.

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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
OSTI Identifier:
1287438
Report Number(s):
NREL/PO-5400-66766
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the Automated Vehicle Symposium, 19-21 July 2016, San Francisco, California
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; semi-automated truck platooning; fuel savings; reduce aerodynamic drag

Citation Formats

Lammert, Mike, Gonder, Jeff, Kelly, Kenneth, Salari, Kambiz, and Ortega, Jason. Class 8 Tractor Trailer Platooning: Effects, Impacts, and Improvements. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Lammert, Mike, Gonder, Jeff, Kelly, Kenneth, Salari, Kambiz, & Ortega, Jason. Class 8 Tractor Trailer Platooning: Effects, Impacts, and Improvements. United States.
Lammert, Mike, Gonder, Jeff, Kelly, Kenneth, Salari, Kambiz, and Ortega, Jason. Tue . "Class 8 Tractor Trailer Platooning: Effects, Impacts, and Improvements". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1287438.
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author = {Lammert, Mike and Gonder, Jeff and Kelly, Kenneth and Salari, Kambiz and Ortega, Jason},
abstractNote = {This poster provides information about NREL's evaluation of the fuel savings potential of semi-automated truck platooning. Platooning involves reducing aerodynamic drag by grouping vehicles together and decreasing the distance between them through the use of electronic coupling, which allows multiple vehicles to accelerate or brake simultaneously. The U.S. Department of Energy's interest in platooning stems from the opportunity to reduce petroleum consumption. This work addresses the need for data and analysis on what aspects of operation can impact platooning savings and what can be done to maximize the savings realized.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 19 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Tue Jul 19 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
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