Recently, in a lightly covered announcement, Locomation announced a successful pilot deployment of truck convoying with a haul of more than 400 miles/day from Portland, Oregon to Nampa, Idaho over two weeks. Locomation has been covered previously with “Will Truck Convoying Be The First Viable Commercial Application For AV Technology?” The crux of their approach is to have a truck convoy where the leader is human-operated and trailing trucks are building a virtual train. In this situation, the Operational Design Domain (ODD) of the trailing trucks is vastly simpler and more viable.

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