Platooning trials will be completed, project chiefs insist


 

The lead organisation overseeing the UK platooning trials has told motortransport.co.uk that the project is “very much still alive”, despite progress stalling due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) said the government remained committed to the trials and that desk-based research has continued during the pandemic. We reported last week that the consortium behind the project had completed off-road trials and extensive safety testing and driver training, but that on-road trials scheduled for 2020 had been abandoned. […]