Study Group Position Papers

TMC Study Group Position Paper: 2023-2, Recommendations Regarding Further Development of Truck Platooning Technologies

The Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) S.18 Automated Vehicle Platooning Task Force examined the current state of truck platooning commercialization by examining a variety of use cases, trials, and current efforts towards product introduction. The Task Force found that, despite intense activity over the last decade, current commercial activity to introduce platooning in longhaul operations is minimal, even as it is gaining a foothold in off-highway niche markets. To the degree that commercialization becomes relevant, TMC provides herein several recommendations that system developers should address to best serve the interest of trucking fleets.

TMC TPA 2017-1 V2V Communications

The purpose of this Technical Policy Advisory (TPA) is to offer guidance to ATA in its comments on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), “Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; V2V Communications” [49 CFR Part571; Docket No. NHTSA-2016-0126]

Issued: April 2017

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