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Autonomous fleet vehicles: where are we at?

Autonomous fleet vehicles: where are we at?

  Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been discussed with excitement for a long time now… But on the face of it, progress appears slower than most predicted. So, where are we at with AVs? Regulators have been given the task of creating policy and frameworks for the AV industry and given how quickly the technology has ... Read More
 
Red crabs halt Christmas…

Red crabs halt Christmas…

  Red crabs have put a halt on Christmas… Well, the roads on Christmas Island, anyway. We all know that traffic on the roads is heavy at this time of year, with Christmas shoppers, extra freight transport, and those travelling to see family around the festive period. You see, millions of red crabs crawled across ... Read More
 
Vehicle safety under the spotlight as government looks to form crash investigation team

Vehicle safety under the spotlight as government looks to form crash investigation team

Vehicle safety is set for scrutiny as the government launches a consultation period on the creation of a road crash investigation team. The independent body is set to be called the Road Collision Investigation Branch (RCIB) and will investigate crashes and incidents involving all vehicles, including self-driving vehicles. How would the RCIB operate? Similar to ... Read More
 
Protests hit the UK’s busiest motorway…

Protests hit the UK’s busiest motorway…

  Insulate Britain is extending its protests and occupying the M25, the UK’s busiest motorway. Protests by the environmental group have been in the news for the last few months, with roads around London being blocked in a bid to draw attention to their cause. The group announced their plans to protest on the M25 ... Read More
 
UK HGV platooning trials move forward to the next stage

UK HGV platooning trials move forward to the next stage

The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has moved forward with the next stage of platooning trials in the UK as it looks to hear from HGV operators. Platooning involves trucks forming an identically spaced-out convoy which is organised in such a way that means that HGVs can drive closer together over long distances. This reduces air ... Read More
 
Government announces HGV training for 4,000 new drivers

Government announces HGV training for 4,000 new drivers

  Up to 4,000 people are set to undergo training to become HGV drivers as part of the government’s plan to ease supply chain issues. The Department for Education announced a £10 million package of investment to create new skills training camps and train 3,000 new HGV drivers. The short, intensive courses will be free ... Read More