Platooning Large Trucks trending idea In Reserve

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The chief cause of highway accidents is frontal collisions. Platooning is the act of automating the speed of a number of trucks in a chain, using radar and V2V communications. Platooning may prevent truck (and other crashes), resulting in lower crash rates and less travel delay. There is a financial aspect to safety. Trucks and other vehicles get damaged in crashes, and insurance companies have to pay crash costs. Also, there are costs from workers to crashes and injuries. Further research is needed to

benchmark current practices and identify innovative research and testing underway.

Idea Submitted by Richard Rabinowitz, Division of Statewide Planning

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Idea Champion - Who at NJDOT, NJ Transit or NJ Motor Vehicle? (if known) Safety & Data Development; Multimodal - Trucking Services

Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City?

Platooning may improve safety for workers, lessen travel delays, and reduce crash costs.


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