Ocado takes £10m stake in Oxbotica

Grocery delivery business Ocado is investing £10 million in a commercial partnership with Oxford-based driverless vehicle technology company Oxbotica. The companies will collaborate on hardware and software interfaces for autonomous vehicles, which they say will enhance and integrate Oxbotica’s autonomy software platform into a variety of vehicles. The use cases range from vehicles that operate […]

ITS (UK) launches new education campaign around transport technology

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems trade association, ITS (UK) is drawing up a series of case studies, fact sheets and blog posts explaining the benefits of using technology to deliver safer, greener and more efficient mobility. The campaign follows a series of criticisms of some aspects of technology use, often around smart motorways, which it […]

Swansea gets boost for cycling and walking

A series of Active Travel walking and cycling routes are set to be developed in parts of Swansea to help improve the local environment and keep people healthy. Swansea Council has received more than £3million from the Welsh Government Active Travel programme which will be used to construct a number of shared use paths in […]

EVA calls for better charging infrastructure and payment choice

The Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England has made recommendations to government how how to improve EV infrastructure. This comes after the EVA revealed the results of its survey which invited electric vehicle (EV) drivers to share their views about their experience with public chargepoints, in response to the UK Government’s consultation on the ‘Consumer Experience […]

CAZ’s can deliver ‘signifcant’ health and economic benefits, says new report

Clean Air Zones (CAZ) can hep deliver ‘significant’ health and economic benefits by reducing pollution, according to new research report by CBI Economics. Commissioned by the Clean Air Fund, the research shows the economic benefits of reducing nitrogen dioxide in eight major cities in the UK through the introduction of clean air zones (CAZs). By […]

New alliance of bus operators in Glasgow to improve bus travel in the city

A new alliance of bus operators in Glasgow have unveiled a five-year plan to improve bus travel around the city. The alliance, which includes: Stagecoach, First Bus, JMB Travel, McGill’s, Whitelaws and West Coast Motors, operators of Glasgow Citybus and Glasgow City Sightseeing have signed up to the pledge. The Glas-Go Bus Alliance’s manifesto outlines […]

Lib Dem mayoral candidate plans pay-as-you-drive charging

The Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor is promising to introduce a new charging scheme to reduce road use in London, and also to scrap the Silvertown Tunnel project. In her manifesto launched ahead of next month’s election, Luisa Porritt (pictured) says she will replace London’s “arbitrary system of multiple road use charges” with a […]

New rail prices means three day commutes more costly than full season tickets

The new pricing regime for commuters who plan to work part of their week in the office and partly at home isn’t necessarily going to save them money. A different sort of season ticket arrangement has been mooted since companies had to embrace home working when the Coronavirus restrictions hit, with the idea that regular […]

Hyundai launches Transportation-as-a-Service division

Hyundai Motor Group is setting up a new Transportation-as-a-Service Division to build strategies and all aspects of global mobility services including planning, development and operations. It says the new organisation will “streamline the Group’s existing mobility services, then introduce new service models based on user data to enhance the competitiveness of its global mobility business”. […]


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