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UK traffic congestion rates amongst worst across Europe


The UK was recently listed as the tenth most congested country in the world and the third most congested in Europe, behind only Russia and Turkey. According to new research, traffic congestion cost UK motorists more than £37.7 billion in 2017. The Inrix 2017 Global Traffic Scorecard, which analysed data from connected cars and devices across 38 countries, including 11 ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Vans open first of a new kind Trafford Centre pop-up store

Mercedes-Benz Vans Trafford Centre pop-up store

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK are introducing another first for the commercial vehicle sector, by unveiling their Trafford Centre pop-up store in Manchester, designed to bring the brand to the public eye. The Mercedes-Benz Vans Pop-Up Store will open at intu Trafford Centre 5 February 2018 for six weeks, and has been designed to showcase the highly-anticipated new X-Class, alongside the Marco ... Read More »

Road safety to be improved with ‘intelligent cat’s eyes’

Intelligent cat's eyes

Highways England has decided to begin installing 170 of the innovative new LED cat’s eyes at one of the busiest motorway junctions in the country, which is driven on by over 90,000 vehicles each day. The LED intelligent cat’s eyes are being introduced as part of a £3million project to improve safety at Switch Island in Merseyside, Liverpool, where the M57, ... Read More »

Updated: Ford announce Chariot ride-sharing service to hit London streets

Chariot commuter service

Ford Motor Company confirm plans that their ride-sharing service, “Chariot”, will be heading to the streets of London once their application has been accepted. The ride-sharing service start-up was bought by Ford in September 2016 for an estimated £50m, with versions of the service already operating in 4 US cities including Austin, Seattle, New York and San Francisco who’s services ... Read More »

UK commercial vehicle manufacturing declines -16.7% in 2017

commercial vehicle manufacturing

In 2017, the commercial vehicle manufacturing sector in the UK saw a decline in figures by -16.7% as it saw, 78,219 vans, trucks, buses and coaches leave production lines, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The biggest change was seen in domestic demand, which saw a fall of -25.0%, down around 10,000 units over ... Read More »