Large Goods Vehicles

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 26 October 2021.

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Photo of Charlotte Nichols Charlotte Nichols Labour, Warrington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government plans to proceed with trials of on-road lorry platooning.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Government funded on-road trials of Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) platooning technology are currently underway and expected to conclude in spring 2022. The main aim of the trials is to determine whether HGV platooning can safely deliver real world fuel consumption benefits on UK roads.

The project will also provide invaluable insight into infrastructure constraints, traffic management, vehicle maintenance and driver workloads.

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