MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – (March 20, 2019) – Peloton Technology, Inc. details the nine components of its safety approach that have guided the development of the Peloton Driver-Assistive Truck Platooning product, the foundation for commercial vehicle automation, through a comprehensive safety report available now.
The report was developed to help its customers, partners, government and the public understand the rigorous safety standards and testing that its technology meets in its mission to make the industry safer and more efficient as this technology is commercially deployed.
“All of us at Peloton are guided by the words of former U.S Department of Transportation Rodney Slater who said that ‘Safety is our North Star,’” said Josh Switkes, founder and CEO of Peloton. “Our driver-assistance platooning technology can both help prevent trucking collisions and help trucking operators save fuel in the near-term, making a huge positive impact for everyone on the roads and keeping the driver at the center.”
New technology like collision mitigation systems, adaptive cruise control, and electronic stability control have already proven successful in reducing the incidence of tractor-trailer collisions. PlatoonPro builds on these advancements and enables L1, driver-assisted automated safety technology. For example, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication creates a direct electronic connection between two trucks so that they brake and accelerate as a single unit – predictably and safely resulting in reduced following distance, the elimination of perception delay, and a vastly shortened reaction delay.
The safety report details additional PlatoonPro functionality including platooning dissolve, cut-in detection and reaction, driver awareness displays, driver voice communications, cybersecurity and more. The full report can be downloaded at https://peloton-tech.com/platoonpro-truck-platooning-safety-report/.
About Peloton Technology
Peloton is a connected and automated vehicle technology company dedicated to improving the safety and efficiency of U.S. and global freight transportation. Backed by ten Fortune Global 500 companies, Silicon Valley-based Peloton partners with customers to deliver innovative tools that save fuel, avoid crashes, and improve operational insight through connectivity, automation and advanced data analytics. Peloton’s flagship driver-assistive platooning system links the active safety systems of pairs of trucks, enhances driver teamwork, and connects trucks to a Network Operations Cloud which limits platooning to appropriate roads and conditions. Peloton solutions also improve the safety of individual trucks by requiring best-in-class collision avoidance systems and other safety features that are active both in and out of platoon. For more information, visit peloton-tech.com.