PIT Group participates in Transport Canada’s truck platooning research

Aug. 14, 2017
PIT Group announced its participation in Transport Canada’s Cooperative Truck Platooning Systems (CTPS) testing program.

PIT Group announced its participation in Transport Canada’s Cooperative Truck Platooning Systems (CTPS) testing program that began July 24 and will end Aug. 18 at the Motor Vehicle Test Centre in Blainville, Quebec.

Supported by the ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles (eTV) program, the Cooperative Truck Platooning Systems (CTPS) testing program is a joint effort led by Transport Canada and includes the National Research Council Canada; Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (University of California at Berkeley); the U.S. Department of Energy; the U.S. Federal Highway Administration; the California Department of Transportation, and Volvo Trucks.

FPInnovations’ PIT Group was selected to participate due to its testing expertise, and will manage track operations and provide trailers, drivers, test engineers and scientific equipment, in addition to conducting fuel consumption measurements using the TMC Fuel Consumption Test Procedure in a ISO 17 025 context.

“Platooning is an important step towards autonomous vehicles and to realizing the potential to reduce fuel consumption, eliminate highway congestion and improve safety,” said Yves Provencher, director, market and business development of PIT Group. “This year’s testing program will provide a valuable understanding of the real savings potential of platooning. We are pleased to contribute our ten years of testing expertise to assist in this valuable industry research effort.”

For information about attending the ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles: Cooperative Truck Platooning Systems Demonstration, contact Karine Seguin.

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