Last delegate and exhibition spaces available at TTF Conference

Half of England’s transport authorities have signed up to attend the annual Transport Technology Forum conference in Leeds later this month, as the guest list is almost completed. Local authorities are being offered fully-funded places, including food and hotel accommodation for the event which starts with a networking evening on 25th April and runs for […]

Council thanks Ringway after seven years of partnership working

Wiltshire Council has thanked Ringway and its staff after the highways maintenance contract for Wiltshire ended on 31 March. Throughout the past seven years, it says Ringway has been a key partner to the council, keeping Wiltshire moving by maintaining roads and footways, undertaking emergency maintenance to the highways, gritting the county’s road network – […]

Fleets face EV charging deserts

It’s being claimed fleets investing in EVs risk falling foul of ‘charging deserts’ in harder-to-reach areas of the UK. A new report suggests that while grid capabilities are increasing in a bid to keep pace with electric vehicle adoption, the focus is largely on urban areas. This leaves large parts of the country without the […]

Police in National Highways’ unmarked HGV cabs spot 700 offences

Eight police forces teamed up with National Highways for a week of action along the M1 which resulted in almost 700 offences being recorded. Almost 700 offences were spotted in just one week by police officers patrolling the M1 in National Highways’ unmarked HGV cabs. Eight police forces travelled the route between Leeds and London […]

VW funds Europe’s first IT automotive study programme at the 42 Wolfsburg coding school

Volkswagen has announced that, together with the “42” coding schools in Wolfsburg and Berlin and partners including Microsoft, Bosch and the Korean Kookmin University, it has established the SEA:ME degree program, the first open education course in Europe for software engineering in the automotive and mobility sectors. The aim of new programme is to train […]

BMW launches “iFace” face and eye recognition anti-theft system for motorbikes

BMW has announced its Motorrad brand is now the first motorcycle manufacturer in the world to meet the challenge of bike theft with BMW iFace – a face recognition system that makes the previous ignition key superfluous and complements the existing Keyless Go technology. BMW iFace was developed in cooperation with Professor Gerhard Lesjöh, head of the world’s […]

Research suggests economy could save £4bn with shift to cargo bikes

The NHS and other government services would be saved more than £4 billion if delivery companies switched to using cargo bikes instead of diesel vans for the first and last mile of deliveries. That’s according to new research that has worked out the savings thanks to reduced congestion and air pollution. The figures have been […]

Transport investment “turbocharges” UK’s net zero ambitions and economic growth in Scotland

Plans to boost Scottish connectivity and economic growth through transport were at the heart of Transport Minister Richard Holden’s visit to Scotland this week. In meetings with local businesses and community leaders, he outlined the government’s commitment to developing new green technologies. Mr Holden was in Glasgow to see new hydrogen-powered and self-driving trucks – […]


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