DOE testing to help shape the future of ‘connected’ trucks

The Connected Commercial Vehicle test will also begin next fall. It’s being shepherded by a team that includes Battelle, Denso, Daimler Trucks North America, Mercedes Benz Research and Development North America, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, and Meritor WABCO. It will deploy four tractors and seven trailers that will be driven in a closed airport by professional drivers. There will be three 53-ft box trailers, a pair of 28-ft box trailers, a 48-ft box trailer, and a 40-ft intermodal carrier and chassis.