DHL to partner in truck platoon trials

The Transport Research Laboratory has been awarded a government contract to test truck platooning from next year, in partnership with DHL, Daf a technology firm Ricardo. The trials will use up to three lorries with only the lead vehicle being driven by a human driver, although drivers will still control steering, the aim of the tests being primarily to reduce fuel consumption. Initial trails will use test tracks, but public ... [+]

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