Semi-automated truck convoys get green light for UK trials
Government allocates £8.1m to trials of ‘platooning’ which proponents say could cut congestion and hauliers’ fuel costs
The government has given the go-ahead for the first trials of convoys of semi-automated trucks on UK motorways.
Up to three wirelessly connected HGVs will travel in convoy, with acceleration, braking and steering controlled by the lead vehicle, a concept named platooning. Each lorry will have a driver in the cab ready to retake control at any time.
Source: Guardian Transport