For Loadstar readers unfamiliar with the terminology of the Tour de France, peloton is the French word that refers to the main pack of riders, who by bunching together save considerable amounts of energy. Those in the centre of the group can have drag reduced to between 5% and 10%, which is why sooner or later the peloton will always catch up with the leading riders. California-based truck tech company Peloton has applied the term to the concept of platooning: the practice of having several semi-autonomous trucks driving in a line, with only the lead driven by a human. This article from Wired goes into the cab to experience how it works in practice.

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