Connected Truck Automation

  • Joshua P. SwitkesEmail author
  • Steve Boyd
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


Commercial trucking is an industry ripe for connected and automated vehicles. The operations of the trucks combined with the highly analytical nature of the customers makes for the possibility of very rapid adoption. By combining partial automation with vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-cloud communication, these fleets can see massive fuels savings and safety improvements in the near term.


Platooning Commercial trucking Freight 


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    Strocko E et al (2013) Figure 3-12 average daily long-haul truck traffic on the national highway system: 2011. In: Freight facts and figures 2013. Accessed 3 May 2016

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Peloton TechnologyMountain ViewUSA

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