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Title: 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.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1155093
Report Number(s):
NREL/PO-5400-62494
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
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.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Vehicle Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS TRUCK PLATOONING; FUEL SAVINGS; CLASS 8 TRACTOR TRAILER; LINE-HAUL SLEEPER CABS; MODERN AERODYNAMICS