The Rise Of The Robots - Government Tests Driverless Lorries

It's not quite the rise of the robots we might have feared. But it still could strike terror in to the hearts of HGV drivers everywhere - The British government is beginning trials of the first fleet of driver less lorries. 

The trial will take place in 2016 in Cumbria. The vehicles move in a convey, which allows large savings in fuel. It can also reduce congestion, improve journey times and motorway flow efficiency.

Don't fear quite yet though. All current vehicles require a trained driver on board - on alert to jump in if things get hairy!

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