Aiming to see if trucks digitally connected on the highway as platoons are ready to roll in the real world, German OEM MAN Truck & Bus AG, a unit of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH, has placed a number of units with a customer for months of evaluation in revenue service.
The trucks were turned over to Hamburg-based global logistics giant DB Schenker on Feb. 13. Munich’s renowned Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Science will provide scientific support for the pilot program. Drivers will first receive specialized training, included with simulators, before hitting the roads, beginning in April.
The truck convoys will be evaluated over a period of several months as part of DB Schenker's scheduled operations in actual traffic on the A9 freeway that runs between Munich and Nuremberg.
Man noted that the testing will mark “the first time that professional truck drivers from DB Schenker will replace test drivers at the wheel.”... To Continue Reading, CLICK HERE