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  • Specification change to Direct Vision Standard announced January 22, 2020
    A change to London’s Direct Vision Standard has been made to ease the fitting of sensors to articulated lorries. The update will prevent false positive warnings from sensors going off unnecessarily when the vehicle is turning left. Sensors to warn a driver when a cyclist or pedestrian is coming up on the inside will be […]
    John Thornton
  • The fleet pros and cons of using EVs in cities January 22, 2020
    Peter Golding, managing director of FleetCheck, questions whether 2020 is the year for urban fleet operators to make the switch to electric vehicles There is a general feeling in the fleet sector that 2020 is the year that EVs could really start to make an impact. There are a number of concrete factors behind this […]
    John Thornton
  • Ionity reveals new EV charging pricing structure January 21, 2020
    Ionity, the joint venture between the BMW, Daimler, Ford, Audi, and Porsche, has announced a new pricing scheme across its EV charging network. From 31 January 2020, a price-per-kilowatt-hour (kWh) format will come into effect across its pan-European network of 200+ charging stations. The scheme will apply to all customers who do not use the […]
    Jennifer Ubah
  • Nottingham selected for electric taxi wireless charging trial January 20, 2020
    Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced that £3.4m will be invested in trials for wireless charging of electric taxis in Nottingham. Some 10 Nissan and LEVC electrified taxis will be fitted with wireless charging hardware for six months to trial taxi rank-based charging. The project, a collaboration between organisations including Cenex, Sprint Power, Shell, Nottingham […]
    Jennifer Ubah
  • Hyundai-Kia invests €100m in Arrival to develop electric commercial vehicles January 17, 2020
    Korean automotive manufacturers Hyundai and Kia have announced a strategic investment of €100m (£85m) in a new partnership with Arrival, a UK-based electric commercial vehicle start-up. Through the partnership, Hyundai and Kia plan to introduce competitively-priced small- and medium-sized electric vans and buses, as well as other products for logistics and on-demand ride-hailing and shuttle […]
    Jennifer Ubah
  • Lincolnshire County Council creating new bus stop displays January 16, 2020
    Lincolnshire County Council is creating new bus stop displays using software from Omnibus. With OmniSTOPdesign, the council said it now has “total control” over styles, fonts, graphics, colours and paper size, giving its transport services team more flexibility and control over its bespoke displays. Displays can be set in advance, so that new data can […]
    John Thornton
  • Highways experts to test automated cone-laying vehicles January 16, 2020
    Testing of two automated cone-laying vehicles will commence in February at a facility in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. The vehicles are being developed by a number of highways experts to eliminate the need for workers to manually place traffic cones on motorways and major A roads. Highways England is funding £1.27m to the project through the Innovation […]
    John Thornton
  • TfL using AI to help plan new cycle routes January 16, 2020
    Transport for London (TfL) is increasing the number of AI-enabled sensors on its road network to help plan and operate new cycle routes in the UK capital. Since 2018, TfL has trialled sensors from London-based tech firm Vivacity Labs at two locations along Millbank. Now, the transport authority has said it is in the process […]
    John Thornton
  • Lime withdrawing from 12 cities January 15, 2020
    San Francisco-based micro-mobility company Lime has announced its withdrawal from 12 cities around the world due to lack of profitability. Affected markets include Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego and San Antonio in the USA; Linz, Austria in Europe; and Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima, Puerto Vallarta, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in Latin America. Brad […]
    John Thornton
  • Filter cleaning spikes particle emissions in new diesels, claims T&E January 15, 2020
    New diesel cars are exceeding EU limits for particle emissions, peaking at over 1,000 times their normal level, according to campaign group Transport and Environment (T&E). T&E commissioned independent lab tests into the Nissan Qashqai and Opel Astra, the second and fourth bestsellers in their segments. It found each model was between 32-115% over the […]
    John Thornton

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