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UK govt confirms trials of semi-automated HGVs

Friday 25 August 2017 | 11:38 CET | News
The UK government has announced a trial of new HGV technology called 'platooning' where up to three wirelessly-connected vehicles will travel in convoy with acceleration and braking controlled by the lead vehicle. It has confirmed GBP 8.1 million in funding for trials to be conducted by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL). The trial will include three phases, with the first focusing on the potential for platooning on major roads. Trials on major roads are expected by end-2018. 

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