Platoons of autonomous HGVs may never feature in the UK because the road network is not up to the job, according to the RHA. It was responding to a Lords’ report published this week that suggested HGV platooning could be “an early example of CAV [connected and autonomous vehicles] close to deployment”. The report, which analysed the economic opportunities for the technology, quoted Mike Hawes, chief executive officer at the SMMT, who said: “HGVs may be one of the first […]
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.
The London Lorry Control Scheme has been suspended in order to ease the passage of goods into shops and supermarkets.
DFDS will be the first operator to use autonomous vehicle, Vera, in a delivery operation on public roads, Volvo Trucks’ has said.