With platooning, trucks save fuel by driving in the slipstream of the truck in front of them. Platooning is a system where several vehicles can drive very close behind each other without compromising safety.
This evolution in logistics is possible with the exchange of sensor data between the vehicles. The data exchange creates an electronic drawbar, which digitally links the participants of the “Platoon”. The vehicles drive in convoys and the resting time of the drivers increases. In the Fraunhofer Blockchain laboratory, students are developing a platooning prototype.