This Position Paper describes key factors identified by the Future Tire Durability and Reliability Task Force of ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) related to integrating standardized sensor technology into future tire designs for improved tire maintenance in commercial vehicles. This paper provides industry with an overview a “Connected Tire” concept, the development of which fleets should encourage from vehicle manufacturers and tire suppliers.DOWNLOAD THE PAPER
Future Truck Committee Position Paper: 2022-1
Recommendations Regarding the Need to Study Potential Driver Disengagement Related to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Piloted Automated Driving Systems in Commercial Trucking Operations
TMC’s Future Chassis & Brake Systems Task Force conducted a review of the potential benefits of automated tractor-trailer coupling technologies. The Task Force found that when compared to current processes, an automated coupler system would improve the safety and comfort for drivers of articulated vehicle combinations through the reduction of operational accidents and injuries, improve productivity through efficiency of the coupling/uncoupling process, and as a result, reduce costs to the end user.