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
 
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
 
Knitting in a bus lane? That’s a fine…

Knitting in a bus lane? That’s a fine…

  It’s the moment everyone dreads – a fine dropping through your letterbox... It happens, though. Whether it’s speeding, driving in a bus lane, or running a red light - drivers make mistakes. But when a vehicle owner received a fine for driving in a bus lane 120 miles away from their home, they knew ... 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