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WATCH: Self-driving trucks for UK roads?

2017-09-01 07:45

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Cape Town - Digital Trends has reported that the UK government has just announced that it is greenlighting a trial of self-driving trucks on public roads. How far we’ve come!

The technology involves connecting two or more autonomous trucks together using Wi-Fi-based “vehicle-to-vehicle communication” technology so that they operate as a single unit. It’s not entirely autonomous in the sense of having no human involvement whatsoever.

Human element involved 

Instead, the lead vehicle is controlled by a human driver, with the other self-driving trucks in the convoy following behind in close pursuit.

While the other trucks use autonomous technology in their driving, it is the job of the human driver at the front to control the speed and direction of all the vehicles in the convoy, with the others following his or her lead with zero reaction time.

WATCH: UK ????government announces it is green lighting a trial for autonomous trucks on public roads

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