Speaking at a joint press conference, Ford Otosan Executive Vice President Burak Gökçelik and AVL Vice President Lukas Walter emphasized the importance of joint ventures in the transition to autonomous driving technologies in the transportation sector, emphasizing the importance of the technology to be developed at the end of the cooperation and reducing fuel consumption and carbon emission in heavy commercial vehicles making They will contribute to the increase of security.Ford Otosan and AVL signed an important agreement on the transition to oon Platooning-autonomous convoy ”technology which will provide autonomous driving competencies for heavy commercial vehicles in the transportation sector. Ford Otosan Deputy General Manager Burak Gökçelik and AVL Vice President Lukas Walter participated in the signing ceremony of the cooperation that brings together the capabilities and experience of AVL with Ford Otosan. With the agreement announced during the joint press conference held at Ford Otosan’s R & D center in Sancaktepe, the two long-established companies will work on innovative “Platooning erek technology by bringing together their experience in automotive technologies and engineering.
first stage of the cooperation will contribute to the development of competencies in the field of autonomous driving technologies will be completed in the first half of 2019. The scope of cooperation in R & D, Product Development, Ford Otosan units with AVL’s engineering team in Turkey and Germany “AVL Engineering Research and Turkey” and “AVL Software GmbH and Functions” to work together. In the heavy commercial vehicle segment, ‘Platooning’ technology, which will be one of the most important steps on the road to a fully autonomous vehicle, aims to increase the operational efficiency of heavy commercial vehicles carrying long road transport.