Definition Edit

A platoon is a series of vehicles on an automated highway that travel under computer control at closely spaced intervals.

Overview Edit

"A driver will be in the first vehicle. The subsequent vehicles, without a human driver, will automatically follow behind the first at a predetermined distance."[1] This can allow multiple vehicles to accelerate or brake at the same time.

References Edit

  1. Driving Change: Technology and the Future of the Automated Vehicle, at 3.