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Volvo deploys truck platooning demo on designated autonomy testing highway in N.C.

By Pulltarps Mfg | July 5, 2018
Three Volvo VNL trucks and trailers platooning along North Carolina’s Highway 540.

Volvo Trucks on Wednesday performed an on-highway demonstration of a three-truck platoon made up of Volvo VNL tractors and 28-foot twin trailers in Raleigh, North Carolina. The demo was held in partnership with FedEx and the North Carolina Turnpike Association and was conducted on one of the few public highways designated as an autonomous proving ground by the U.S. DOT — N.C. 540, a tolled freeway dubbed the Triangle Expressway. Story by James Jaillet / www.overdriveonline.com.

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