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UK Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Platooning project

The project is a series of real-world trials which will gather the objective evidence necessary to understand what is required to put a HGV platoon safely on UK roads.

These are the world’s first platooning trials to take place in a live commercial operating environment, to quantify real-world benefits.

This is not a demonstration.

Announcing the £8.1m project in August 2017, Paul Maynard, Transport Minister, said "We are investing in technology that will improve people's lives. Advances such as lorry platooning could benefit businesses through cheaper fuel bills and other road users thanks to lower emissions and less congestion. But first we must make sure the technology is safe and works well on our roads, and that's why we are investing in these trials."