Platooning technology has made significant advances in the last decade, but to achieve the next step towards deployment of truck platooning, an integral multi-brand approach is required. Aiming for Europe-wide deployment of platooning, ‘multi-brand’ solutions are paramount. It is the ambition of ENSEMBLE to realise pre-standards for interoperability between trucks, platoons and logistics solution providers, to speed up actual market pick-up of (sub)system development and implementation and to enable harmonisation of legal frameworks in the member states.
Truck Platooning comprises a number of trucks equipped with state-of-the-art driving support systems – one following the other. This forms a platoon with the trucks driven by smart technology, and mutually communicating. Truck platooning is innovative and full of promise and potential for the transport sector.
The main goal of the ENSEMBLE project is to pave the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe to improve fuel economy, traffic safety and throughput.
We are glad to launch this interview series! Several articles to explore the world of Platooning and get to know better the ENSEMBLE consortium, working to make it a reality! Our project coordinator, TNO, sat with us for this first talk. Enjoy the reading!Read More
In order to maximise the awareness about achievements of ENSEMBLE, the project organised a strategic communication workshop with the involved project parties in October. The communication workshop phrased the objectives for the communication to each of the stakeholders: the ITS industry, the policy instances and the broad public.Read More
Our ENSEMBLE project, represented by the coordinator, participated to the UK radio programme in an episode dedicated to the future of freight.Read More