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Freightliner to test automated "tailgating" technology on US roads

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Freightliner Inspiration Truck self-driving truck conceptMercedes-Benz and Freightliner parent company Daimler will begin using self-driving trucks on American roads as it trials so-called “platooning” technology. Platooning is a means of increasing fuel efficiency wherein automated vehicles drive together in a very tight single file formation, called a “road train.” It's...

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It's also called 'making sure that pesky 4 wheeler can't exit for the next 40 miles' in common trucker lingo.

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They're called road trains in Australia.

 

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