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Ricardo leads study of heavy vehicle platoons

10 January 2014
LTT broke news of the study last September
LTT broke news of the study last September

 

The DfT has appointed a consortium led by Ricardo to advise on the feasibility of a heavy goods vehicle platoon trial on the UK’s trunk road network.

The DfT believes platoons (or convoys) of lorries operating using advanced vehicle technologies could have “huge benefits” if they can be safely implemented (LTT 20 Sep 13). Platoons allow vehicles to travel closer together, improving aerodynamic performance and saving fuel, and increasing network capacity.

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