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  • Ford Chariot to ease commutes in London February 19, 2018
    Ford has launched its smart mobility service, Chariot, in London. This ride-sharing service intends to help ease congestion and tackle air quality issues by improving daily commutes for those in areas underserved by public transport. The shuttle service will on weekdays during rush hour and travel along bus lanes. It is designed to carry up […]
    Maria Highland
  • AGD 318 Traffic Control Radar meets councils’ needs February 16, 2018
    AGD Systems’ 318 Traffic Control Radar can provide the councils with a smart solution which aims to help eradicate in-ground detection from road networks. As councils seek to reduce costs when it comes to installation, repair and ongoing maintenance of detection at junctions – this is where a new breed of above-ground radar provides a […]
    Maria Highland
  • Wandsworth to become electric-friendly February 15, 2018
    The London borough of Wandsworth is set to receive a multimillion pound boost to help further fund its electric vehicle growth. Councillors on the community services scrutiny committee are to have a meeting on the 20th of February, where they will be told plans to advance the electric vehicle offering in Wandsworth. The borough is […]
    Maria Highland
  • London welcomes 200 new Santander bikes February 14, 2018
    Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn has announced that Brixton will now be included in the Santander Cycle scheme. Cycling will now be easier for those living in the Lambeth borough due to Lambeth Council’s partnership with Transport for London which has brought seven new docking stations to Brixton. Alongside the new docking stations are 200 […]
    Maria Highland
  • Catapult gets on board with HumanDrive project February 14, 2018
    Transport Systems Catapult are getting involved with an Autonomous Vehicle project. The project is to last 20 months and is led by Nissan’s European Technical Centre, as a part of Renault-Nissan Alliance research activities. It will entail a ‘HumanDrive’ project vehicle making a complex journey across the UK in live traffic and in different environmental […]
    Maria Highland
  • RHA discuss a post-Brexit Land Transport Agreement February 12, 2018
    Last month, the RHA has a meeting with the Department for Transport. Present in the meeting was RHA chief executive Richard Burnett, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and Transport Minister Jesse Norman. The meeting was focusing on discussing the skills shortage in the haulage sector as well as talks of a post-Brexit Land Transport Agreement and […]
    Maria Highland
  • Cummins buys UK electric vehicle battery maker February 9, 2018
    Diesel engine manufacturer Cummins has acquired Johnson Matthey’s UK automotive battery systems business, which makes high-voltage automotive grade battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles. The business is one of Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery system suppliers. It has 50 employees and is based in Milton Keynes. The deal is designed to help Cummins to achieve […]
    Maria Highland
  • Funding available for new battery technology February 8, 2018
    Innovate UK has announced that it has £25 million of funding available in the latest Faraday Battery Challenge opportunity. This is part of the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and is based around the intent to develop and invest in new automotive battery technologies that will be able to help to build the vehicle battery […]
    Maria Highland
  • Toyota and Chubu Electric Power to embark on verification project February 7, 2018
    Toyota Motor Corporation and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. have concluded a basic agreement to begin working on a verification project which would entail the construction of a large-capacity storage battery system that reuses electrified vehicle batteries. The project was also look into recycling used batteries. In December 2017 Toyota announced its “Challenge to Promote […]
    Maria Highland
  • HERE Technologies acquire Micello February 6, 2018
    HERE Technologies has announced that it is to acquire privately held software company, Micello. The company is based in California and specialises in operating a platform for creating, editing and publishing indoor maps. Micello was founded in 2007 by Ankit Agarwal with the aim of mapping indoor areas, such as shopping centres. By using Micello’s […]
    Maria Highland