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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
 
A little £40 billion vehicle tax problem…

A little £40 billion vehicle tax problem…

  By now we’re all well aware of the new internal combustion engine ban coming in 2030, right? Well, there’s one thing that you might not have considered… What about the tax? You see, fuel duty and vehicle excise duty currently generates £40 billion in tax for the government each year. But with fewer polluting ... Read More
 
Burning man, policeman, rocket man?

Burning man, policeman, rocket man?

There’s nothing better than an iconic pop culture car, is there? Whether it’s James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, Doc Brown’s DeLorean, or Starsky and Hutch’s 1976 Ford Gran Torino. Well, this isn’t a car from a movie, but it is pure sci-fi… David Best’s Rocket Car has been sold at auction for £26,000. The car ... Read More
 
New HGV drivers facing 24-week driving test delay

New HGV drivers facing 24-week driving test delay

  New HGV drivers are facing a 24-week wait to sit their driving tests to become lorry drivers, with experts urging the government to do more to ease the testing delays. With the potential spectre of supply chain issues similar to those seen in the recent fuel crisis looming large in the run-up to Christmas, ... 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