9 September deadline for driverless vehicle consultation

11th August 2016

A series of Scania trucks in a road convoy

Consultation on government plans to introduce driverless vehicles on UK roads has entered its final month.

The ‘Pathway to Driverless Cars’ document, published by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, forecasts both freight and passenger driverless vehicles being available for sale within the next two to four years.

One of the first changes is likely to be the introduction of truck platooning (page 14) – where a convoy of trucks travelling the same route would be linked to the leading vehicle’s controls, therefore necessitating only one driver and could lead to fuel savings.

To take part in the consultation by the 9 September deadline, download the document on GOV.UK.