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Government gives green light for on-road lorry platoon trials

PLATOONS

Andrew Forster
01 September 2017
Platooning: maximum of three vehicles
Platooning: maximum of three vehicles

 

The DfT and Highways England have appointed a research team led by TRL to oversee trials of lorry platooning on UK roads. 

The project will see up to three lorries travelling in convoy with acceleration and braking controlled by the lead vehicle. All lorries will have a driver ready to take control at any time.

On-road trials are expected by the end of 2018. Their location  has still to be determined. A DfT spokeswoman told LTT: “This will be decided as part of the research. It...

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