Newsletter 7

  Year 1, No. 7, 21 April 2016
European Truck Platooning Challenge 2016
Year 1, No. 7, 21 April 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.
‘At last, 6 April 2016, the moment we’ve all been working towards for so long! After driving cross-border routes on public roads the six truck platoons landed in Rotterdam. This marks our first steps towards realising the concept of truck platooning.’ Read more >

The landing: crowning the Challenge!

Take six columns of platooning trucks, a 23 kilometre route through the Port of Rotterdam, plus an arrival at APM Terminals, Maasvlakte II. Read more >

‘We created gold. Now let’s make it a business case.’

The 200 participants at the 7 April Conference in Amsterdam’s RAI Elicium Centre had a clear goal: harvesting successes scored, and lessons learnt from the European Truck Platooning Challenge 2016, while presenting the forward vision on truck platooning. Read more >

Impression of the landing and the Conference (video)

On 6 April 2016, the truck platoons, that participated in the European Truck Platooning Challenge 2016, landed at APM Terminals, Maasvlakte II, Rotterdam. A short video gives an impression of that landing. This video also shows images of the Conference, which was held on 7 April 2016, RAI Amsterdam. Read more >

Vision Truck Platooning 2025: Creating Next Generation Mobility (animation)

At the end of the Conference European Truck Platooning Challenge, on 7 April 2016, RAI Amsterdam, the animation Vision Truck Platooning 2025: Creating Next Generation Mobility has been presented. Read more >

High profile for European Truck Platooning Challenge at Intertraffic

Self-evidently, the European Truck Platooning Challenge 2016 featured prominently at Intertraffic, the bi-annual international exhibition for infrastructure, traffic and transportation. Read more >
Jan Hendrik Dronkers
The Netherlands has made smart mobility the central theme for the Informal Transport Council during the 2016 EU Presidency. This meeting was held on Thursday 14 April, in the Amsterdam Maritime Museum, and brought together 28 European transport ministers. Read more >
During the Informal Transport Council in Amsterdam, on Thursday 14 April, the Dutch capital was alive with self-driving and connected cars and vehicles. Read more >
Secretariat European Truck Platooning Challenge
Jacqueline Eckhardt,
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Editorial team
Loes Aarts, Odile Arbeit de Chalendar, Dirk-Jan de Bruijn, Jacqueline Eckhardt (editor), Onno Kronenberg (editor), Monique Moonen (editor-in-chief), Arjan van Vliet.

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