Clearview Intelligence solution cuts congestion at Heathrow

Highways and Transport Solutions provider Clearview Intelligence has implemented a multiple-technology solution to improve efficiency at a major logistics area at Heathrow Airport. The Shoreham Road World Cargo facility is formed by a u-shaped link road to access airport-related warehousing, but has been plagued by congestion and difficulties being able to find suitable parking for […]

California moves towards driverless lorry ban

A ban on the use of driverless trucks in the state of California has moved closer to becoming law after passing the committee stage in the state legislature. The rule would mean any vehicle weighing more than 10,000 lbs (approx 4.5 tonnes) would require a human safety driver. Industry bodies have criticised the move saying […]

Zero Emission HGV market “shackled by absence of infrastructure and lack of plan”

The heavy goods vehicle sector is calling for an urgent, government-led strategy to drive uptake of zero emission trucks to meet decarbonisation targets. With just over a decade until the first end of sale deadline for the UK’s predominantly diesel HGVs, new analysis from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has found Britain’s strategic […]

National Highways launches HGV blind spots safety campaign

National Highways has launched a new safety campaign, amid concerns about drivers’ awareness of heavy goods vehicle ‘blind spots’ when overtaking. It says car and van drivers can underestimate limitations HGV drivers face in seeing passing vehicles. In a recent survey commissioned by National Highways, while nearly three quarters of people said they take extra […]

£7 million fund announced aimed at decarbonising freight and boosting innovation

A £7 million taxpayer-backed fund is being launched aimed at supporting innovative new ideas and technology to deliver freight across the UK more efficiently and cleaner. The Freight Innovation Fund (FIF) will go to up to 36 small and medium-sized enterprises who will then work with industry-leading companies to develop innovations to make freight more […]

Port of Felixstowe deploys first driverless trucks

The Port of Felixstowe has announced it introduced autonomous terminal tractor units (ATs) into mixed traffic container terminal operations, believed to be the first implementation of its kind in Europe. The first two battery-powered units to enter service at the UK’s largest container port have been supplied by manufacturer Westwell. Commenting on the new equipment, […]

CILT stresses driverless safety priority to Transport Select Committee

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport have appeared before the Transport Select Committee giving evidence on self-driving vehicles. Ian Wainwright FCILT, Chair of Freight and Logistics Policy Group at CILT(UK) responded to a call from government on matters concerning Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).   Ian Wainwright FCILT, Chair of Freight and Logistics Policy Group […]

World-first platooning trial finds technology is safe

A multi-year trial to ascertain the effectiveness of platooning technology on the UK road network has drawn its conclusions, and found that the technology could be safely used. The HelmUK trial of platooning across the strategic road network – the first realistic platooning trial to have taken place on a live road network globally– saw […]

UK’s first zero-emission autonomous HGV trials get underway

The 5G Connected and Automated Logistics project in the Northeast of England has moved to a new phase with autonomous driving testing of the UK’s first automated 40 tonne truck, powered by 5G, at Vantec in Sunderland. Following the announcement of the onboarding of Terberg as a partner earlier this year, and the arrival of […]

European first as driverless vehicle delivers parcel on public road

In what’s believed to be a first of its kind event in Europe, a package has been delivered to a customer with a driverless autonomous vehicle. The driverless autonomous vehicle, manufactured by Cleveron Mobility, made the delivery in the Estonian capital Tallinn, but a larger-scale parcel delivery service based on robot couriers will be launched […]


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