Reducing Fuel Consumption through Semi-Automated Platooning with Class 8 Tractor Trailer Combinations (Poster)
This poster describes the National Renewable Energy Laboratory'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 NREL study addressed the need for data on American style line-haul sleeper cabs with modern aerodynamics and over a range of trucking speeds common in the United States.
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- Conference: Presented at the 2014 Automated Vehicles Symposium, 15-17 July 2014, San Francisco, California; Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Vehicle Technologies Office
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- United States
- 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS TRUCK PLATOONING; FUEL SAVINGS; CLASS 8 TRACTOR TRAILER; LINE-HAUL SLEEPER CABS; MODERN AERODYNAMICS
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