Platooning technology has made significant advances in the last decade, but to achieve the next step towards deployment of truck platooning, an integral multi-brand approach is required. Aiming for Europe-wide deployment of platooning, ‘multi-brand’ solutions are paramount. It is the ambition of ENSEMBLE to realise pre-standards for interoperability between trucks, platoons and logistics solution providers, to speed up actual market pick-up of (sub)system development and implementation and to enable harmonisation of legal frameworks in the member states.
Truck Platooning comprises a number of trucks equipped with state-of-the-art driving support systems – one following the other. This forms a platoon with the trucks driven by smart technology, and mutually communicating. Truck platooning is innovative and full of promise and potential for the transport sector.
The main goal of the ENSEMBLE project is to pave the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe to improve fuel economy, traffic safety and throughput.
On 17 March, Thursday, the ENSEMBLE consortium held its final public event in Brussels, marking the end of the 46-month project, which closes officially on 31 March, with discussions of the project’s achievements and results. Experts and high level speakers contributed to the debate about the adoption of multi-brand platooning in Europe at the hybrid event with over 200 invitees connected to follow the livestream.Read More
The ENSEMBLE EU Project has defined two Platooning Levels: The Platooning Support Function (PSF) and the Platooning Autonomous Function (PAF). As a support function, the aim for the PSF is quick deploRead More
The ENSEMBLE project (ENabling SafE Multi-Brand platooning for Europe) is supported by the European Commission and will come to an end on 31 March 2022. ENSEMBLE is a research project and outcomes need to be verified on a large scale. In this article, only technical realisations are addressed.Read More