Daimler Pla­toon­ing tech

Daimler tested its pla­toon­ing tech­nol­ogy in Ja­pan re­cently.

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Daimler tested its pla­toon­ing tech­nol­ogy in Ja­pan re­cently.

After test­ing the elec­tronic con­nec­tion of trucks (truck pla­toon­ing) in Europe and the US, Daimler Trucks eval­u­ated its pla­toon­ing tech­nol­ogy in Ja­pan with its Asian brand Fuso. Part of a process that is ex­pected to con­tinue in Ja­pan with an in­ten­tion to ar­rive at a tech­nol­ogy that is ap­pli­ca­ble in other parts of the world as well and not just in Europe and US, the pla­toon­ing tests were car­ried out be­tween Jan­uary 23 and Fe­bru­ary 01, 2018. With a heavy-duty Fuso Su­per Great truck pressed into ser­vice, Daimler sought to con­nect it elec­tron­i­cally in a pla­toon that in­cluded trucks of other Ja­panese com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle man­u­fac­tur­ers. Terming the na­ture of con­nec­tion as semi­au­tonomous, the pla­toon­ing tests were car­ried out on ShinTomei Ex­press­way south­west of Tokyo and on Kita-Kano Ex­press­way, north of the Ja­panese cap­i­tal.

Ini­ti­ated by the Ja­panese Min­istry of Econ­omy, Trade and In­dus­try (METI), and the Min­istry of Land, In­fra­struc­ture, Trans­port and Tourism (MLIT), the pla­toon­ing tests, as part of the Ja­panese govern­ment’s fu­ture strat­egy 2017, is looked upon as an en­deav­our that will re­duce fuel con­sump­tion and

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