To gain any real fuel efficiencies, drivers would have to follow each other so closely they would not be able to respond quickly enough in an emergency. Truck platooning is an emerging technology that can enable commercial truck fleets to link heavy trucks together using wireless communications, adaptive cruise control, crash avoidance systems, and automatic coupling/decoupling features. By being able to react to dangerous situations more quickly than human drivers, these automated technologies can reduce safe following distances enough to allow drafting efficiencies to kick-in. Find out how CFD is helping the commercial trucking industry develop platooning technologies for safer roads and increased fuel efficiency.
Read the case study, “Researchers use CFD to Help Quantify the Benefits of Truck Platooning Technologies.” https://ptwi.se/33qnvYM
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