DriverlessExpending start up. As technology becomes ready for the market .Driverlessshipping.com expedited freight shipping is to eliminate all wasted time and deliver the goods where they need to go on a time-sensitive delivery basis avoiding the 11-Hour Driving Limit May drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty.
Truck platoons are the most imminently anticipated
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Fuel saving discounts
Insurance liability reductions
Automated Forklift assistance
Advanced routing and mapping.
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Smart loading and unloading
Platooning is nothing new - research into these systems started back in 2009 with EU funding – with the SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) project. The project tested combinations of cars, coaches and trucks and resulted in some significant fuel savings across the board between ten and twenty percent.
The first public road test took place back in 2012 in Spain involving three cars and a truck with a gap of 18 feet between each vehicle at a speed of 85 km/h, covering some 200 kilometres.
Since this time, platooning has been trialled in Sweden, Germany and in the United States. Road Haulage Association chief executive Richard Burnett commented: “At the outset, it is important to note that these trucks will not be ‘driverless’. Each cab will be manned. As far as we are concerned, this is an issue where the devil lies in the detail.”