Newsletter 6

      Year 1, No. 6, 4 April 2016
    Newsletter
    European Truck Platooning Challenge 2016
    Year 1, No. 6, 4 April 2016
    Dear %FIRSTNAME%,
    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.
    Just a few days to go: then the truck platoons will be landing at the APM Terminals, Maasvlakte II, Rotterdam. And the Conference, presenting the Vision Truck Platooning 2025, opens in the Amsterdam RAI the next day. 
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    Truck platooning creates business value and societal value

    Platooning has the potential to deliver many business and societal benefits. Transport companies benefit from lower fuel consumption, while society benefits from fewer accidents, safer traffic and less congested roads, and lower carbon emissions. Read more >

    Truck platooning: safety first

    Truck platooning can help increase traffic safety. But safety also plays a major role in the actual European Truck Platooning Challenge. With this in mind, all truck platoons taking part, are tested in advance. Read more >

    The ANWB: representing the interests of the road users

    ‘The ANWB is passively involved in the Challenge, so, not with our own vehicles. First and foremost, we will be looking to the interests of other road users.’ Read more >
    Jan Hendrik Dronkers
     
    Truck platooning can help towards improving traffic safety. That doesn’t mean an end to the risk of accidents. So it’s hardly surprising that insurers like Allianz are closely monitoring developments around automated and connected driving. Read more >
    As the six platoons drive along the public road to Rotterdam, they will be closely monitored, according to Tom Alkim, senior adviser C-ITS & Automated Driving at Rijkswaterstaat and a member of the European Truck Platooning Challenge Team. Read more >
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    Contact
    Secretariat European Truck Platooning Challenge
    Merel van Beekum merel.vanbeekum@rws.nl
    Copy for the next newsletter can be mailed to Onno Kronenberg: onno.kronenberg@rws.nl no later than 15 April 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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