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  • BMW Group and Great Wall Motor joint venture July 11, 2018
    BMW Group as signed an agreement with Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor to embark on a China-based joint venture to produce MINI electric vehicles and electric vehicles for Great Wall Motor. Both companies will create a new state-of-the-art production facility in Jiangsu Province where the joint venture will take place. The joint venture and production […]
    Maria Highland
  • Daimler seeks to electrify the bus network July 11, 2018
    The new Mercedes-Benz all-electric eCitaro bus which produces zero-emissions and runs almost silently is to go out this year with its accompanying eco-system. The vehicles run on lithium-ion batteries with a total capacity of up to about 243 kWh and the eCitaro’s charging technology also allows it to adjust to the individual wishes and requirements […]
    Maria Highland
  • Hyperloop India development July 11, 2018
    Chief minister of Maharashtra, Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, and representatives from the State Government including the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority visited the Hyperloop One development site in India to see a full scale hyperloop in action.   The Virgin Hyperloop One is currently in its second phase of development and the visit signified a vote […]
    Maria Highland
  • IVECO’s Daily Natural Power fuels green-thinking July 9, 2018
    International logistics company Arcese has introduced a 6.5-tonne IVECO Daily Natural Power chassis cab light commercial vehicle powered by compressed natural gas into its UK fleet, enabling it to make unrestricted deliveries in central London and reduce its environmental impact. The Daily Natural Power’s engine produces 12 per cent fewer NOx emissions, 76 per cent […]
    Maria Highland
  • Rising toll charges baffle RHA July 3, 2018
    Birmingham M6 toll road operators Midlands Expressway are to increase road charges by 20p-50p per HGV dependent on the journey made and the Road Haulage association is baffled by this. The M6 toll road is not a route of choice for many hauliers as they cannot afford it and to spend £11 pounds, “on a […]
    Maria Highland
  • £25m funding for self-driving technology trials June 27, 2018
    The government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has up to £25 million to invest in up to four pilot schemes for self-driving vehicles. Funding is for pilots of self-driving passenger vehicles which include at least a six-month trial in a public or semi-controlled setting. Trials should have a clear commercial focus, with potential […]
    Maria Highland
  • Renault unveils next-gen electric trucks June 27, 2018
    Renault Trucks has unveiled its second generation electric vehicles which range from 3.5 to 26 tonnes and are designed for use in the city. The Renault Trucks D and Renault Trucks D Wide ZE will be manufactured in the Renault Trucks plant at Blainville-sur-Orne and will arrive on the market in 2019. The Renault Master […]
    Maria Highland
  • Uber put on probation June 27, 2018
    Uber has put on probation in London by Westminster Magistrates’ Court who decided that it is to only receive a 15-month operating licence to with conditions that TfL will thoroughly monitor and enforce. As well and its minicab service, Uber has been developing delivery services in London such as UberEATS. Since it launched in London […]
    Maria Highland
  • Norbit present a new application for DSRC. June 26, 2018
    In 2019, the European Union is planning to phase out the existing Digital Tachograph under the recent EU-regulation 165/2014 which enhances the Digital Tachograph, pushing for the use of a Smart Tachograph. This includes the integration of GNSS, which provided geographical positioning, DSRC for Remote Enforcement. ITS integration via Bluetooth is optional and as is […]
    Maria Highland
  • New Zealand case study from EROAD June 26, 2018
    Last year, New Zealand reached a milestone with over 50 per cent of all road user charges from heavy vehicles being collected electronically.   “This is significant,” explains Nina Elter, vice president, global market development at EROAD “because it is not mandatory to use an electronic system provider, which means that the transport operator opted […]
    Maria Highland