UK Truck Platooning to Happen Soon

If you thought self-driving trucks were a thing of the future you might need to rethink as the government has just agreed to invest 8.1 million in a trial of truck platooning on UK roads, as early as next year. Platooning is seen by many to be a shortcut to putting self-driving trucks on the road. The driver of the lead truck uses a digital system to dictate the speed and position of the trucks behind which are digitally linked to the platoon.