Ricardo to lead vehicle platooning study for DfT
The Department for Transport (DfT) has commissioned research to understand how platooning technology, which enables road vehicles to move as a group, might benefit UK business, the transport network, road safety and the environment. Ricardo will lead a consortium comprising TRL (Transport Research Laboratory), Ricardo AEA and Transport & Travel Research (TTR). The feasibility study will investigate the issues faced by legislators, haulage companies, drivers of the vehicles in the platoon, trunk road network operators and other road users, to establish whether a road trial of a heavy goods vehicle platoon should be considered.
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