Britain begins testing unmanned trucks

Британия начинает испытания беспилотных грузовиков

Testing unmanned trucks moving in a convoy has already been passed in several countries, including the USA, Germany and Japan

The roads of the country will drive the columns of the unmanned trucks.

Until the end of 2018 on the roads of Britain will have small convoys of unmanned trucks. As reported by British government testing unmanned trucks will hold a private company, the transport research Laboratory (TRL).

The column during the tests will consist of a maximum of three trucks without driver are two of them – the second and third. The first truck leading the column, will be with the driver.

The speed of movement of the column and braking will ask the parent machine, and the direction of movement of all trucks in the convoy will be regulated by the driver of the first truck.

As expect in the Ministry of transport of Britain, such a scheme of movement of trucks will help to reduce exhaust emissions and reduce fuel consumption by reducing air resistance for slaves.

Trials will begin in special landfills, but by the end of 2018 will have to move on the motorway.

Testing unmanned trucks moving in a convoy has already been passed in several countries, including the USA, Germany and Japan.

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