Under the technical leadership of Highways England and policy direction from the Department for Transport, the project partners bring a powerful combination of vehicle system innovation, operational experience, robust trial design, coupled with a proven understanding of road safety issues.
The project consortium, led by TRL, comprises DAF, DHL, Ricardo, Costain, Milbrook, Transport Systems Catapult, and Apollo Vehicle Safety. Each has a particular role to play in the project:
The overall project lead and research partner, responsible for project and risk management
Leading logistics provider in the UK, will be providing drivers and freight deliveries for the trials
Technology partner and global engineering, strategic and environmental consultancy
A strategic partner to Highway England with in-depth knowledge of the strategic road network
Research partner, will provide knowledge and expertise on vehicle safety
Technology partner, will provide vehicle monitoring instrumentation
The project is supported by and regularly engages with an Advisory Board which comprises voluntary UK representatives from
and international experts also involved in HGV platooning projects overseas.