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. 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 company has decided to shelve its platooning R&D programme. This came after thousands of miles of real world testing had […]
The Transport Committee has accused the DfT of “blatantly ignoring” its recommendations in regards the roll out of all-lane running across the motorway network, which one MP has said will “get people killed”.
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.