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. This was the view of speakers at the Motor Transport Truck to the Future debate at the Microlise Transport Conference earlier this month. Representatives from MAN, Iveco, Daf and Scania said they had all participated in platooning trials, but remained unsure as to whether it would result in common use […]
Nominations are now open for the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards, the winners of which will be announced on 16 May 2017, the night before the Microlise Transport Conference at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. While the three main awards are based on analysis of anonymous Microlise telematics performance data for more than 110,000 drivers, nominations are required for Young Driver of the Year, Most Improved Driver of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, HGV Hero and Extra Mile. For the […]
Driverless trucks will lead to millions of redundancies that governments must plan for, warns report
Governments must prepare plans to manage the effect of millions of redundancies created by the rise of driverless trucks, experts have warned.
The DfT remains fully committed to conducting a lorry platoon trial this year on UK roads, despite Daimler’s announcement this week that the commercial benefits of the technology appear negligible.