Hyundai Motor Company successfully conducts its first platooning of trailer trucks ‘replicating real-world traffic conditions’.
Bespoke system will enable platooning of three DAF HGVs as part of £8.1 million trial, funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) and Highways England.
The first real-world platooning trial has found that operating electronically linked trucks on German motorways is safe, technically reliable and easily applicable in the routine of a logistics company.
Inrix has identified corridors in the UK best suited for autonomous lorry trials and deployment.
Freight companies may discover that operating costs are not such a drag when semi-autonomous trucks can safely line up together to form an orderly, aerodynamic queue.