The government has confirmed that it plans to trial truck platoons on the UK’s strategic road network in the 2016 spring Budget. The budget document added that it will “consult on sweeping away regulatory barriers within this Parliament to enable autonomous vehicles on England’s major roads” over the coming summer. It is thought that the trial will involve testing platoons of ‘driverless’ trucks on stretches of motorway, making use of cruise and proximity controls. It will examine the effect of […]
The skills shortage, Brexit and the push towards low-emission vehicles are the biggest issues facing the road transport industry, the chief executive of the RHA has said.
A road upgrade programme in Belfast, which was to be largely funded by the EU, has been put on hold following the referendum.