Author Archives: Fred James

Volkswagen trial AR RealWear glasses for technicians


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles are being inventive in their ways to reduce downtime of customer vehicles with the introduction of Augmented Reality (AR), which is being used on a trial basis in the form of special glasses called ‘RealWear’. There will be a four month trial period in 10 different van centres across the UK which will see technicians wearing the ... Read More »

Low Emission Zones for Scotland receive positive response


Transport Minister for Scotland, Humza Yousaf, has announced that 95.5% of respondents to a consultation support the principle of Low Emission Zones (LEZ) to help improve air quality. The responses from Transport Scotland’s consultation ‘Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones‘ were published on Wednesday 13th March. The consultation focused on the proposals for LEZs to improve air quality with a view from ... Read More »

EV charging infrastructure will keep up with demand, says Chargemaster


Chargemaster, the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging network has forecasted a growth of over one million public charging sessions per year on its POLAR network by 2020, but with most charging sessions still happening at home. There is an estimated 11 million annual charging sessions expected on its UK-made home and workplace charging points. Chargemaster’s POLAR network is hoping to significantly expand ... Read More »

Bristol City Council outline CAZ options amid air pollution concerns


Bristol City Council has discussed implementing a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in the city to ensure it is meeting legal limits for levels of nitrogen dioxide. Throughout the country there has been illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide reported which needs to be addressed, with Bristol becoming the next city to propose implementing  CAZ. The local authority is developing a Clean Air Action ... Read More »

Driving laws to be reviewed to accommodate self-driving vehicles

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The Government recently commissioned a detailed review of current driving laws to ensure the UK remains one of the ‘best places in the world to develop, test and drive self-driving vehicles’. The review is set to be on-going for three years and to be carried out by the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission will ... Read More »