Industry News

Gov announce funding for Smart Mobility Living Lab in London

Smart Mobility Living Lab

The ambitious project will see the creation of a Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL) in London, based in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and nearby Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. The Smart Mobility Living Lab: London will provide a real-world urban test bed in a complex public environment, capable of demonstrating and evaluating the use, performance and benefits of ... Read More »

Coventry & Birmingham set to become UK testbed for autonomous vehicles

autonomous vehicles

Roads in Coventry and Birmingham are set to become a world-class UK testbed for developing the next generation connected and autonomous vehicles, thanks to a new £25m programme of investment being led by WMG at the University of Warwick. The pioneering venture, undertaken by a consortium of research and industry partners, will make UK roads ready for CAVs by developing ... Read More »

Which van fairs best after first MoT test results?

According to the Government’s MoT figures, these vans and pick-ups are the top of the class when it comes to passing the first-test-at-three years. That’s good news for operators who want a capable commercial vehicle, with low maintenance costs. According to government figures, the worst van for failing it’s first MoT from 2013 to 2016 was the Ford Transit which ... Read More »

Highways England update £15bn road upgrade plan to minimise congestion

Highways England

Highways England has updated its plans for £15bn road improvements which will hopefully reduce the impact of roadwork’s on motorists and minimise congestion while the improvements are taking place. The plans which sees 26 road upgrades take place has been revised to reduce the effect roadwork’s will have on the public. They plan to do this by reducing the amount ... Read More »

Calls for sentencing of dangerous & careless driving offences to increase

dangerous & careless driving

New sentencing guidelines are to be put forward to Parliament which will allow courts to impose much stiffer sentences for those found guilty of dangerous & careless driving offences. Following a recent public consultation, the Ministry of Justice has announced new sentencing guidelines which will include possible life sentences for causing death by dangerous driving, along with a new offence, causing ... Read More »