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Two-Truck Platoons

Denso North America is partnering with Pelaton Technology and other researchers in a U.S.
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Denso North America is partnering with Pelaton Technology and other researchers in a U.S. DOT-funded project to test a wireless two-truck "platooning" system. The technology uses radar and vehicle-to-vehicle communications that enable highway trucks to link up electronically so one can safely follow only 30 feet behind the other at highway speeds.

Denso Chief Technology Officer Doug Patton says tests show the system can boost the average fuel economy of both trucks by 7.5%.

Each driver continues to steer, but the system automatically brakes and accelerates both trucks. The trailing driver uses a monitor to view the road seen by the lead driver.

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