“Platoons” of Self-Driving Semi Trucks will Be Hitting U.K. Roads
Partially self-driving semi trucks are coming to the U.K. by the end of 2018. The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has been awarded a contract to test the vehicles in “platoons” of up to three trucks, which will travel in formation.
All three trucks will be steered by humans, but braking and acceleration will be controlled by the driver of the lead vehicle, who will communicate those operations wirelessly to the rest of the convoy.
From our very good friends over at futurism.com