UK DfT Feasibility Study for Heavy Vehicle Platoons on UK Roads
|Feasibility Study for Heavy Vehicle Platoons|
|UK DfT Feasibility Study for Heavy Vehicle Platoons on UK Roads|
|From 2013 to 2014||In progress|
UK project funded by the Department for Transport to investigate the potential environmental and economic benefits of vehicle platoons.
- 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.
- 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.
Consortium includes 4 partners:
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