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What is Truck Platooning?
Level 2 truck platooning extends radar and vehicle-to-vehicle, communications-based, cooperative-adaptive cruise control using precise automated lateral and longitudinal vehicle control to maintain a tight formation of vehicles with short following distances. A manually driven truck leads a platoon, allowing the driver(s) of the following truck(s) to disengage from driving tasks and monitor system performance. Level 1 truck platooning has demonstrated the potential for significant fuel savings, enhanced mobility and associated emissions reductions from platooning vehicles. Level 2 automation may increase these benefits while reducing driver workload and increasing safety.