Trials will take place on M6 in Cumbria

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Driverless lorries will be trialled on UK roads, Chancellor George Osborne is expected to say in his Budget speech next week.

The BBC reported that the Department for Transport said the UK would “lead the way” in testing so called platoons of self-driving heavy goods vehicles, which travel in a group and use less fuel.

The Times reported last week that the trials would take place on a quiet stretch of the M6 in Cumbria later in 2016.

There will be a human driver in the leading lorry of the convoy.

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