Iowa among states barring automated truck ‘platoons’

The Gazette cited CEI on Senior Fellow Marc Scribner’s report, “Authorizing Automated Vehicle Platooning

A new report released this month by Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington-based public policy organization, indicates that following-too-closely laws are the most common legal barriers to vehicle platoons.

“Platooned vehicles can travel more closely together at highway speeds, mitigating traffic congestion, improving fuel economy and increasing vehicle throughput without costly roadway capacity expansions,” the Competitive Enterprise Institute report stated.

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