Government strengthens hand held mobile law

The Government is strengthening existing laws making it illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving under virtually any circumstance. It says this follows a public consultation which found that 81% of people supported such a move. The Highway code is being changed making it clear that hand-held phone use at traffic lights or […]

Reducing exposure to polluted air needs a personalised approach, says Imperial College

A more ‘personalised’ approach is needed to reduce people’s exposure to polluted air, says an Imperial expert. Dr Benjamin Barratt, Deputy Director of the Environmental Research Group at Imperial College London, says there is a perception amongst some of the public that poor air quality is a general problem, solely requiring government interventions, but in reality […]

Apple speeds up driverless car project

Apple is reported to be pushing to accelerate development of its electric car and is refocusing the project around full self-driving capabilities. Bloomberg says it’s spoken to people “familiar with the matter”, explaining Apple is aiming to solve a technical challenge that has “bedevilled the auto industry”.  “For the past several years, Apple’s car team had […]


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