It has been an exciting year for Peloton, says Chief Executive Josh Switkes. Testing of its platooning technology has continued across several states, in co-operation with some of North America’s largest heavy-duty truck fleets. In December 2017, for example, the company participated in the State of Florida’s Driver-Assistive Truck Platooning Project. The Sunshine State has established itself a leader for autonomous testing, with regulations embracing the technology, and as part of the project, two Volvo Class 8 trucks fitted with Peloton’s platooning solution covered over 1,000 miles. These were separated by a distance of 65 feet (20 metres) – enough to reduce aerodynamic drag and improve fuel efficiency….
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March 21, 2019