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TRL to deliver truck platooning update at Microlise Conference

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) will present findings from the UK’s platooning truck trials at the Microlise Transport Conference. The presentation will include an assessment of the effects of fuel use, harmful tailpipe emissions, congestion and road safety.

The trial, according to Rob Wallis, TRL’s chief executive officer, aims to provide an independent impact assessment and to quantify possible benefits and disbenefits of the technology.

At the event, Wallis will provide an overview of the project, outlining the methodology and highlighting that safety is paramount, with strict criteria which must be met before testing and trials can take place on the UK’s strategic road network.

Highways England and the Department for Transport appointed TRL to lead the trials in a live operating environment in August.

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