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By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 10:20

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This week saw the UK’s position as a world-leader in automotive innovation cemented, as it was announced that the first real-world operational trials of HGV platooning will take place on British motorways from 2018.

This technology is set to revolutionise transport and logistics: improving safety, reducing emissions and increasing efficiency for operators and highlight the fact that our sector is leading the way when it comes to getting such innovations in vehicles and on the roads.

While some organisations have highlighted the importance of ensuring these trials are undertaken safely, it is undeniable that the introduction of autonomous technology will undoubtedly make our roads much safer, reducing accidents and saving thousands of lives.

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