DAF engineers to be behind the wheel when HGV platoon trial takes to UK roads within the next few months


 

The UK’s first on-road HGV platooning trial will begin in spring next year with a convoy of three wirelessly connected DAF trucks driven in the first phase by the manufacturer’s engineers, Highways England has confirmed. If the first phase of the £8.5m government funded trial is a success a second phase will be launched in the latter half of 2019 which will see the platoon incorporated into DHL Supply Chain’s day-to-day delivery operations with specially trained company drivers operating the […]