Peloton Outlines Human/Robotic Team Truck Driving Strategy cites Senior Fellow Marc Scribner’s fourth annual report on state barriers to vehicle platooning.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute report said platooning is one of the more promising forms of automated vehicle technology.

“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 report said.

“Trucking companies are eager to move their goods with fewer workers, in order to both address the chronic shortage of qualified commercial drivers and reduce labor costs,” according to the institute.

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