Optical and radar sensors chosen for HGV platooning trial
02 August 2019
The £8.1 million Government funded project will feature a bespoke version of Fusion Processing’s CAVstar system.
The trial will enable three DAF HGVs to travel safely in close proximity, at speed, with the lead driver controlling the speed, acceleration and breaking of the whole ‘platoon’.
Fusion Processing will join a consortium of partners including TRL, a global centre of innovation in transport and mobility, DAF Trucks and DHL.
Each HGV in the platoon will have a driver who will retain steering control for their truck at all times.
The on-road trials will form part of regular DHL logistical operations. The first phase is expected to take place later this year, following the successful completion of a rigorous programme of driving simulations, driver training and test track trials over the coming months.
The project will be used to collect vital information and independently evaluate heavy vehicle platooning under real-world operational conditions.