Driverless lorries to be trialled in UK - BBC News Driverless lorries are to be trialled in the UK. Trials later this year on the M6 in Cumbria will see the vehicles travel in convoy, with a driver in the leading lorry, the Times reported. The tests will take place on a quiet stretch of the motorway, it added. "The problem with the UK motorway network is that we have more entrances and exits of our motorways than any other motorways in Europe or indeed the world, and therefore it's very difficult to have a 44 tonne 10-lorry platoon, because other vehicles need to get past the platoon to enter or exit the road." so how will it work on the M1 and M25 etc ? and what if it causes some poor sod to miss their exit north of Preston ?