Training provider System Group has welcomed government trials of driverless commercial vehicles planned for 2018. But the company also said that safety must be taken into consideration.
“Our roads have fewer lanes and more junctions closer together than where the trials were conducted, so driver safety on entry and egress are serious issues for consideration,” said Colin Gordon, a director of System Group. “If you’re looking at it from a sector point of view, we are keen to see progress in terms of technological development.”
“From a fuel efficiency, reducing congestion point of view we are keen to have those trials to see if they work well. But the safety issue is the biggest concern.”