Planning of Truck Platoons: A Literature Review and Directions for Future Research
46 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2017 Last revised: 21 Sep 2017
Date Written: June 17, 2017
A truck platoon is a set of virtually linked trucks that drive closely behind one another using automated driving technology. Benefits of truck platooning include cost savings, reduced emissions, and more efficient utilization of road capacity. To fully reap these benefits in the initial phases requires careful planning of platoons based on trucks’ itineraries and time schedules. This paper provides a framework to classify various new transportation planning problems that arise in truck platooning, surveys relevant operations research models for these problems in the literature and identifies directions for future research.
Keywords: Truck platooning, Optimization, Transportation, Automated driving, Review paper
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