More than three-quarters (76%) of transport companies expect autonomous trucks to be a viable option within the next decade, according to research by IRU.
Continental executive says that the savings from going driverless will quickly compensate for any fully-autonomous price premium. By Steve Banner
The Ensemble consortium says multi-brand truck platooning will be trialled on European roads over the next three years.
DAF Trucks will participate in a two-year platoon trial in the UK, led by TRL, the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory.
Lorry 'platooning' could have major benefits for motorists and businesses in the UK, says Government.
The UK’s first trials of an autonomous CargoPod vehicle have started in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Half of fleets say they are up to 13 years off; nearly a third say they will never be adopted commercially.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says the announcement by the Department for Transport (DfT) of a consultation on driverless cars is a positive step.
More than 33% of transport industry professionals do not believe autonomous vehicles will work, according to findings from the Microlise Transport Conference post event report.
A fleet of self-driving robots is poised to disrupt the last-mile delivery market by replacing the vehicles and drivers the industry currently employs.
Colas will begin building and trialling an autonomous impact protection vehicle (IPV) in the UK this year.
Iveco will participate in the world’s first cross-border initiative using semi-automated trucks in the European Truck Platooning Challenge.