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Intelligent cruise control, speed control, guidance/steering, and coupling/decoupling systems which help transit operators link multiple buses or train cars into trains each assist drivers with routine tasks that weight on driver workload.


Sixty-three (63) percent of city officials surveyed agreed that autonomous vehicles can improve the quality of life in U.S. cities.(05/24/2019)

Using a combination of surveys and modeling, researchers find that Autonomous Vehicles may increase the number of trips people take and hence traffic congestion.(2019)

A connected automated-vehicle velocity control and separation strategy improved the performance of platoons on a signalized arterial reducing travel times by 19.2 percent.(07/17/2018)

A connected automated-vehicle velocity control and separation strategy improved the performance of platoons on a signalized arterial reducing fuel consumption by 18.1 percent. (07/17/2018)

Truck fleets could expect fuel savings of up to 10 percent using platooning, as demonstrated on a North Carolina highway. (06/28/2018)

Study finds that 55.7 percent of all classifiable miles driven were platoonable, presenting the opportunity for significant fuel and emissions savings.(04/03/2018)

The third truck in a Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control system has a fuel savings of up to 11 percent.(03/01/2018)

Simulation models estimate connected automated vehicles (CAVs) can reduce net vehicle energy consumption by 11 to 55 percent.(01/07/2018)

Iowa DOT estimates that AV adoption could increase freeway lane capacity up to 26 percent on I-80.(January 2018)

An intersection queuing model demonstrates that connected vehicle platooning can double intersection throughput.(2016)

Iowa DOT estimates that AV adoption could reduce crash rates up to 65 percent on the I-80 corridor.(January 2018)

Rapid deployment of DSRC for connected vehicles can save thousands of lives, regardless of whether a later transition to C-V2X proves advantageous.(12/12/2017)

A simulation effort shows that wide-area coordinated truck platooning can reduce fuel consumption by 7 percent.(11/13/2017)

Class-8 trucks with standard-trailers net a fuel savings of between 5.2 and 7.8 percent in a three-truck CACC platoon. With aerodynamic-trailers, these savings can grow to 14.2 percent.(04/22/2017)

Driver Assistive Truck Platooning (DATP) applications can improve peak team fuel savings of two truck platoons by 7 to 10 percent.(4/4/2017)

Simulations show that truck platooning technology can reduce travel times by up to 13 seconds per vehicle on a five mile section of I-85 in Alabama.(8/1/2015)

Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control in trucks could yield energy savings of 20-25 percent.(March 2015)

Truck Platooning Business Case Study finds fuel savings alone offset annual costs – with labor cost savings as pure profits.(02/02/2015)

Tractor-trailer platooning enabled by V2V communications demonstrates fuel savings up to 9.7 percent.(September 2014)

Fuel efficiency test of platooning technology near Salt Lake City reports a 10 percent fuel consumption reduction for the trailing tractor trailer and 4.5 percent reduction for the lead tractor trailer(12/02/2013)

Simulation models show that a network of connected vehicles that support platoon-based intersection management applications can reduce fuel consumption by more than 20 percent when traffic volume is high.(October 6-9, 2013)

Simulation models show that a network of connected vehicles that support platoon-based intersection management applications can reduce average travel times by 30 percent when traffic volume is high.(October 6-9, 2013)

The Safe Road Trains for the Environment (SARTRE) project demonstrated up to 16 percent reduction in fuel consumption with vehicle platooning.(10/31/2012)

Sensors in vehicles can improve highway capacity by 43 percent while sensors equipped with vehicle-to-vehicle communication can increase capacity by 273 percent.(2011)

Navigation systems with eco-routing features can improve fuel economy by 15 percent.(January 2011)

Fuel Consumption Reduction Experienced by Two PROMOTE-CHAUFFEUR Trucks in Electronic Towbar Operation(6-9 November 2000)

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