expect to miss your exit on M6 north of Preston

Discussion in 'Lounge & Gossip' started by jimjams, Sunday 6th Mar, 2016.

  1. jimjams Guest

    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 ?
     
  2. Zebster Guest

    Why would anyone want to go to go north of Preston anyway? It's the ones trying to escape but find the sliproad onto the M6 blocked by a lorry 'platoon' that have my sympathy.
     
    jimjams likes this.
  3. jimjams Guest

    which direction would anyone North of Preston be escaping, north or south ?
     
  4. jimjams Guest

  5. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

    United Kingdom London
    2,995
    1,657
    This will end in disaster, we will be reading about how some 100 tonne juggernaut bulldozed over a family of 5 in their Vauxhall Corsa.
     
    Loading...
  6. jimjams Guest

    has anyone noticed that the descriptions of the junctions get more and more precise as you get into Scotland ?
     
  7. MickyB Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Does a corsa have 5 seat belts???
    - - - Updated - - -
    And what happens if the lead vehicle develops a problem and jack knifes ?? Are the rest gonna follow suit.... Chaos
     
    Loading...
    jimjams and exec like this.
  8. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

    United Kingdom London
    2,995
    1,657
    Pretty sure its a 5 seater!
     
    Loading...
    jimjams likes this.
  9. jimjams Guest

    yeah I can't see how a driverless lorry convoy could possibly work

    but what about these junctions, has anyone read the links ?

    M58

    M65

    M61

    M55

    A601(M)

    A74(M)
     
  10. MickyB Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I've just looked at the M58 junction link it's a bit queer isn't it:Wink:
    - - - Updated - - -
    Oh and there 6 so that's 2 sets of 3???
     
    Loading...
    jimjams likes this.
  11. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

    United Kingdom London
    2,995
    1,657
    Whats with the hidden links?
     
    Loading...
  12. MickyB Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    What hidden links I only see pictures of the junctions and write ups about how not to enter them correctly without harming any one
     
    Loading...
  13. jimjams Guest

    as said below LOL


    the Glasgow junction is the best, I like the reference to the pre-flight checks (Prestwick airport I presume)
     
  14. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

    United Kingdom London
    2,995
    1,657
    :Messed:
     
    Loading...
  15. jimjams Guest

    :surfing:
     
  16. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

    United Kingdom London
    2,995
    1,657
    :Frown:
     
    Loading...
  17. jimjams Guest

    :trampoline: