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Brake Comments On 'Self Driving' Lorry Tests

By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 16:20

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The Government has today announced plans to test small convoys of partially driverless lorries by the end of 2018.

Commenting on the news, Jason Wakeford, Director of Campaigns for Brake, the road safety charity, said: “Rather than platooning lorries on already congested UK roads, the Government should instead cut emissions and improve public safety by moving more freight from road to rail. Each freight train takes around 60 HGVs off the road network.

“This rigorous trial is needed to prove whether this technology really can provide the safety and environmental benefits which are claimed.”

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