Author Archives: Fred James

Schools in Northern Ireland to face new restrictions on school minibuses

Northern Ireland

Schools in Northern Ireland are facing new restrictions on which teachers can and can’t drive school minibuses on organised educational trips and sport outings. The Education Authority says that the changes are due to the Driver and Vehicle Agency clarifying the rules on minibuses, meaning that some teachers who are currently driving school minibuses may be doing so illegally. This ... Read More »

Minibus Guy – Episode 007

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In this episode, Minibus Guy(Fred) talks about why he is documenting the latest going’s on in the transport industry and what to expect in future episodes. Read More »

Hermes to trial Starship Technologies’ last-mile delivery robots in London

Starship Technologies Hermes(2)

Starship Technologies announces their robots will be trialled by delivery company Hermes, in a bid to create more options for last-mile delivery in the suburbs. The Starship robots manoeuvre on six-wheels and have a height of just over half a metre and length of just less than a metre long. Each robot is designed to have a secure compartment for ... Read More »

TRL lead UK’s first autonomous van delivery


The CargoPod project was led by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) in line with its Government funded Gateway Project. This particular project was run in conjunction with Ocado Technology, which is a division within the online grocery shopping company Ocado. The CargoPod which took part in the trial will be used to transport customers’ shopping around a residential environment to imitate real-world use. The CargoPod ... Read More »

Minibus Guy – Episode 006

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In this episode Minibus Guy takes a trip to the APSE Exhibition in Aviemore, where new concept vehicle TUFFBUS was on show. Watch the video to see how it went down! Read More »