Newsletter 4

  Year 1, No. 4, 18 February 2015
European Truck Platooning Challenge 2016
Year 1, No. 4, 18 February 2016
This newsletter is designed for and by everyone professionally involved in the realisation of truck platooning in Europe and the organisation of the EU Truck Platooning Challenge in 2016. Alongside current developments, this monthly newsletter will also cover knowledge-sharing and exchange, briefing of partners and making contacts. Contributions are always welcome.
‘The countdown clock on our website is ticking fast. Many roads are coming together and leading to the Challenge on 6 April and the Invitational Conference on 7 April.’
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‘A lot still needs to be done, but we’ll get there!’ (including video)

Over the past several months organisation of the Challenge has advanced apace. During the Next Level Meeting in Brussels it was clear that the next weeks will see more than a few pieces of the puzzle slotted into place. This will be thanks to the stored-up energy and willingness to work together. Read more >

Opening speech Tom Roelants, Next Level 2 Meeting, Brussels

At the Next Level 2 Meeting on Wednesday 3 February in the Ellipse building in Brussels, Tom Roelants, director-general of the Flemish Road and Traffic Agency, gave an inspirational opening speech. Read more >
Jan Hendrik Dronkers
Platooning is an absolute must to get products where they need to be, on time. Given the increasing demand for transport, now is the time to move. Read more >
Jouke Schaap, commercial director APM Terminals Maasvlakte II, is convinced that it won’t be long before self-driving trucks are a fact of life. Read more >
Right now, countries are developing their own rules around automated driving and truck platooning. That’s not a bad thing as long as they ensure transparency and share the knowledge and experiences they have garnered - according to Loes Aarts, senior adviser freight transportation at Rijkswaterstaat Read more >
Secretariat European Truck Platooning Challenge
Merel van Beekum
Copy for the next newsletter can be mailed to Onno Kronenberg: no later than 11 March 2016.



Editorial team
Loes Aarts, Odile Arbeit de Chalendar, Dirk-Jan de Bruijn, Jacqueline Eckhardt (copy editor), Onno Kronenberg (editor), Monique Moonen (editor-in-chief), Arjan van Vliet.

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