Legal hurdles to overcome in truck platooning (part 2)

Posted by Famke De Ro on 01/04/2016

The first Belgian trial involving self-driving trucks will take place from 31 March to 6 April 2016. The project is an initiative of Volvo Trucks Belgium and will comprise three convoys of two or three trucks each. This concept has become known as ‘platooning’, a term that originated in the US. Although platooning seems very promising in terms of efficiency and environmental friendliness, a number of obstacles must first be overcome before self-driving trucks can really make their debut on our roads.


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Self-driving trucks: a game-changer in transport? (part 1)

Posted by Famke De Ro on 25/03/2016

On March 31st, Volvo Trucks Belgium kicks off the first Belgian trial involving self-driving trucks. This initiative will comprise three convoys of two or three trucks each, a concept that has become known as platoons or road trains. As previous test projects in other countries revealed great potential, expectations for the Belgian trial are high. However, given the dense Flemish road network and the high number of motorway junctions, it remains uncertain whether the trial in Belgium will achieve similar benefits.

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