Governments must prepare plans to manage the effect of millions of redundancies created by the rise of driverless trucks, experts have warned. Automated trucks could slash the demand for drivers by up to 70% in the US and Europe by 2030, according to a report from the International Transport Forum (ITF). The report predicts that up to 4.4 million of 6.4 million trucking jobs could become redundant across the US and Europe, which may result in social disruption unless governments […]
The government has confirmed that it plans to trial truck platoons on the UK’s strategic road network in the 2016 spring Budget.
Platoons of autonomous HGVs may never feature in the UK because the road network is not up to the job, according to the RHA.
Legal liabilities and lack of collaboration between operators are among the major issues that continue to hold back the mainstream adoption of automated HGV technology and platooning in the UK.