Platooning Formation

Reference number
Coordinator VIKTORIA SWEDISH ICT AB - Viktoria Swedish ICT AB - Göteborg
Funding from Vinnova SEK 315 000
Project duration November 2015 - August 2016
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Call Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2015 (autumn)

Purpose and goal

The goal of the project has been to join actors to collaboratively examine and verify viable routes for the development and introduction of platooning formation services. In collaboration between industry, academia and institute, the project has developed a potentially viable strategy for the introduction of platooning formation services.

Expected results and effects

The project has resulted in a potentially viable strategy for the introduction of platooning formation in the transport market. Through an initial niche strategy targeting LSPs with primarily onboard vehicle technology, the preconditions for later mass market adoption via platooning formation services can be secured. If successful, this two stage approach could enable an eventual mass adoption of platooning formation services.

Planned approach and implementation

Through collaboration between transport industry, academia and research institutes, together with authorities, the potential viability of different approaches for introducing platooning formation services have been analyzed. The main focus has been to develop an understanding of how specific market conditions could influence the introduction and design of such a service. A comparative analysis of the north american and european transport markets combined with an understanding of the network externalities characterizing the technology form fundamental components.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2015-04423

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