Europe prepares for full-scale truck platooning

8 May by Vitaliy Dadalyan Tags:

Europe prepares for full-scale truck platooning

Not only are key European automotive heavyweights preparing to roll out autonomous cars just three short years from now, truck makers across the pond are preparing to launch semi-autonomous truck convoys commonly called “truck platooning” within the region some six years from today – if such a timeline can withstand regulatory and societal scrutiny, that is.

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Airbus looks to upgrades to counter Boeing’s new mid-market jet

Europe's Airbus is examining a series of step-by-step improvements to its A320neo family as it prepares to defend its main cash cow against Boeing's plans to compete in a narrow part of the aircraft market between large and small jets. The clunky working titles deliberately shed little light on what changes are planned, but underscore Airbus's preference for upgrades to existing designs rather than investing in a costly new project at this stage. Airbus's so-called A321neo-plus-plus would be rolled out if Boeing does go ahead with plans for an all-new plane seating 220-260 passengers.


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