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The U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office has funded hundreds of projects across the country that advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies.

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Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Fuel-efficient platooning in mixed traffic highway environments 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects American Center for Mobility In progress Oct 2018

States impacted:

  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Michigan

Fuel-efficient platooning in mixed traffic highway environments

This project aims to improve multi-vehicle heavy-duty truck platooning efficiency and safety through the use of automated controls, advanced communications, real-world testing, data analysis, and simulation development. This project aims to autonomously control the entire fleet of three following vehicles – throttle, brake, and steering – while optimizing the entire platoon for fuel efficiency and safety.

Learn more about the 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects.

$2,447,271 Award

$2,456,277 Local matching funds