Real world fuel saving from platooning just 0.5%


A five-year trial of platooning trucks on UK roads has found that the technology is as safe as trucks running separately and fuel savings could be as much as 4.1% - but only if roads are optimised for platooning.

The HelmUK trial was funded by National Highways and the DfT to test the use of advanced driver assistance systems allowing HGVs to safely travel close together to save fuel by slipstreaming.

The trial involved three DAF HGVs with drivers being [...]

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