Newsletter 5

  Year 1, No. 5, 17 March 2016
European Truck Platooning Challenge 2016
Year 1, No. 5, 17 March 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.
‘Excitement is rising as our website countdown ticks on.. and on. Just three weeks before the big day. The landing is scheduled for 6 April, followed the next day by the Conference of the European Truck Platooning Challenge. Coordination and fine-tuning are a must here. There’s no time to get bored.
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‘Innovation means being a bit cheeky’

The Innovation Lab is closely involved in the European Truck Platooning Challenge. ‘We aim to show that truck platooning is both feasible and safe’, says the Lab’s director Laurens Schrijnen. Read more >

‘EU legislation key for Belgium transit-land’

‘In Belgium we are looking into ways of creating a framework for the admission of autonomous vehicles to public roads. At the strategic and legal levels, we need to check on the rules to be drafted and implemented. And in operational terms, how can these vehicles be allowed on the road - safely?’ Read more >

Listening to the road user is crucial

‘The 6 April landing of the European Truck Platooning Challenge 2016 marks the start of the next stage in launching truck platooning Europe-wide.’ Read more >
Jan Hendrik Dronkers
We are conducting an online survey to help define a roadmap truck platooning towards 2020 and beyond. Read more >
Not only will truck platooning impact on the various facets of the logistics sector, but it will also involve changes in society. Read more >
‘If we want to make truck platooning happen an integral approach will be an absolute must’, according to Martin Lundstedt, Volvo’s President and CEO at the ‘Reducing CO2 from Road Transport Together’ conference. Read more >
Secretariat European Truck Platooning Challenge
Merel van Beekum
Copy for the next newsletter can be mailed to Onno Kronenberg: no later than 25 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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