Daimler is pulling the plug on its platooning programme after its real world trials delivered disappointing fuel savings due to traffic frequently interrupting the flow of the platoon. The Mercedes-Benz manufacturer’s announcement comes as the UK prepares to launch its first on-road HGV platooning trial this spring using DAF trucks. Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Trucks and Buses, said that while Daimler remains committed to developing autonomous trucks, the […]
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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. Carol Millett