A few days ago, the BBC covered the Dept. Of Transport planned trial of driverless lorries travelling in "groups" on the M6 in Cumbria later in 2016.
The Government made the following statement: The technology enables vehicles to move in a group, using less fuel, it said.
It may be just me, but we developed this technology in the UK many years ago - we called it a train! Surely it would be much better if we took these long-haul lorries off the roads, and invested in the inter-modal services planned in the 1990s, with distribution centres near major population centres.
We could save more fuel, and reduce pollution - if that's the only reason - that way surely.
Just because you have the technology doesn't mean it's either good or useful to deploy it in this way.
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