Scania has used its modular system to develop a driverless, battery-powered concept vehicle that can be used for multiple urban purposes, from ferrying commuters to delivering parcels and collecting refuse. Named NXT, the vehicle’s front and rear drive modules can be fitted to a bus, distribution or refuse truck body. The bus module will be displayed at UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm this month. Read more Daimler turns back on truck platooning but still sees an autonomous future […]
With the news that the UK is to get its first platooning trial underway next year with DAF supplying the vehicles, MT took a closer looks at the feasibility study published alongside the funding announcement itself to understand how the technology might work. Produced via a partnership between the Transport Research Laboratory, Ricardo and Transport and Travel Research, the 100 page-plus document lays out the groundwork that will inform the £8.1m trial and lists some of the challenges ahead and […]
Platooning HGVs will be on major UK roads by the end of 2018, after the government committed £8.1m to trials of the autonomous vehicles.
The government has confirmed that it plans to trial truck platoons on the UK’s strategic road network in the 2016 spring Budget.