AVL and Ford Otosan join forces in autonomous driving technologies

Platooning: a technology that allows vehicles to travel in close formation on the road – like a cyclist in a race. Using inter-vehicle communication, this system allows heavy vehicles to form fuel-efficient, aerodynamic formations on motorways. Trucks within the convoy automatically follow a lead truck, cutting fuel consumption by as much as 10 percent.

For the upcoming three years we will join forces with Ford Otosan and AVL Research and Engineering Turkey to lead the transition to autonomous driving technologies in the transportation sector. This cooperation will bring together our teams to develop one of the most innovative and advanced technologies on the road towards fully automated driving. The synergy between heavy-duty vehicle development experience of Ford Otosan and advanced powertrain technologies know-how of AVL will significantly contribute to the success of this co-operation.

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