Electronically Coupled Truck Platoons on German Highways

  • Richard Ramakers
  • Klaus Henning
  • Stefan Gies
  • Dirk Abel
  • Max Haberstroh
Conference paper

Abstract

In this paper, a brief introduction of Automated Truck Platoons on Motorways is given. It includes a description of the scenario “platoons organized by the driver”, the system architecture of the platoon system and a description of the Software architecture for a driver information system. The results of the accomplished system and acceptance tests of the platoon system in the truck driving simulator are summarized in this paper. Furthermore it contains an overview about the trial implementations on test tracks and on German motorways.

Keywords

Truck Platoons Advanced Driver Assistance Systems System Tests Acceptance Tests Driver Information System 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Ramakers
    • 1
  • Klaus Henning
    • 2
  • Stefan Gies
    • 3
  • Dirk Abel
    • 4
  • Max Haberstroh
    • 1
  1. 1.ZLW/IMA & IfU, RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.IMA/ZLW & IfU - RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge (ika), RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  4. 4.Institut für Regelungstechnik (IRT), RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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