UK DfT Feasibility Study for Heavy Vehicle Platoons on UK Roads

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Feasibility Study for Heavy Vehicle Platoons
UK DfT Feasibility Study for Heavy Vehicle Platoons on UK Roads
General information
Category:Project
Category:UK Ricardo
From 2013 to 2014 In progress
Contact
Press release
Anthony Smith
media@ricardo.com
Ricardo

UK project funded by the Department for Transport to investigate the potential environmental and economic benefits of vehicle platoons.

Keypoints

  • Ricardo plc will lead a consortium comprising, TRL (Transport Research Laboratory), Ricardo AEA and Transport & Travel Research Ltd (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.

Outcomes

  • It is expected that the feasibility study will report back by the end of the financial year with a view to conducting a road trial in 2014.

Related Projects

Partners

Consortium includes 4 partners:

Budget / Funding

Keywords

Truck
Platoon
Convoy
Road train