|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||May 7, 2014|
Peloton Technology of Menlo Park, CA will demonstrate its Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications and driver assistance technology Thursday at 11 a.m. near the Wadsworth Rest Stop on Interstate 80 (about 35 miles east of Reno).
Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki and representatives from Nevada DOT, Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada DMV and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development are scheduled to appear at a press conference at the westbound Wadsworth Rest Stop on Interstate 80.
After brief remarks at the press conference, officials and news media will have the opportunity to ride in the cab of one of the semi-trucks used in the two-truck platooning system.
The V2V communications and driver assistance technology was developed to combat truck crashes and rising fuel costs, two major hurdles for the $650 billion trucking industry.
For more information and a video preview of the Peloton systems go to www.peloton-tech.com.
Press Conference w/demonstration and ride-along opportunities
When: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Wadsworth Rest Stop (westbound) on I-80 (approximately 35 miles east of Reno at Mile Marker 42)
EDITOR’S NOTE : News organizations wishing to ride in one of the vehicles for the short demonstration runs need to reserve a slot by contacting the Peloton team via email. Email requests should be sent to Stephen Boyd (202) 441-0442 at email@example.com and Katherine Dumont at Katherine@peloton-tech.com.