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Economics of lorry platooning probed

PLATOONING

01 September 2017
 

Lorries-with platooning technology would have to spend much of their time operating in platoons in order to make the investment worthwhile for operators, according to consultants.

The DfT has just published the findings of a study into platooning completed in 2014 by Ricardo, TRL and TTR.

For lorry operators, the main benefits of platooning is lower fuel costs. Ricardo calculated that for a fleet of five 44 tonne vehicles with platooning technology to achieve financial payback within less than...

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