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.
S.7 Trailers, Bodies & Material Handling Study Group Position Paper:
TMC PP 2023-1: Design Recommendations for Next Generation Trailer Electrical Architecture