Tag Archives: Transport Research Laboratory

Driving laws to be reviewed to accommodate self-driving vehicles

self-driving vehicles

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 »

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 »

TRL lead UK’s first autonomous van delivery

CargoPod

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 »

Revamped practical driving test to be rolled out towards end of 2017

Revamped practical driving test

New laws to the practical driving test are to take affect towards the end of the year which will implement learner drivers will have to operate a satellite navigation system (sat-nav) during their driving test as part of the changes to the test which will reportedly help save lives and improve the safety on Britain’s roads. Starting from December 4th, ... Read More »