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AGD 318 Traffic Control Radar meets councils’ needs

AGD Systems’ 318 Traffic Control Radar can provide the councils with a smart solution which aims to help eradicate in-ground detection from road networks. As councils seek to reduce costs when it comes to installation, repair and ongoing maintenance of detection at junctions – this is where a new breed of above-ground radar provides a […]

Wandsworth to become electric-friendly

The London borough of Wandsworth is set to receive a multimillion pound boost to help further fund its electric vehicle growth. Councillors on the community services scrutiny committee are to have a meeting on the 20th of February, where they will be told plans to advance the electric vehicle offering in Wandsworth. The borough is […]

London welcomes 200 new Santander bikes

Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn has announced that Brixton will now be included in the Santander Cycle scheme. Cycling will now be easier for those living in the Lambeth borough due to Lambeth Council’s partnership with Transport for London which has brought seven new docking stations to Brixton. Alongside the new docking stations are 200 […]

Catapult gets on board with HumanDrive project

Transport Systems Catapult are getting involved with an Autonomous Vehicle project. The project is to last 20 months and is led by Nissan’s European Technical Centre, as a part of Renault-Nissan Alliance research activities. It will entail a ‘HumanDrive’ project vehicle making a complex journey across the UK in live traffic and in different environmental […]

RHA discuss a post-Brexit Land Transport Agreement

Last month, the RHA has a meeting with the Department for Transport. Present in the meeting was RHA chief executive Richard Burnett, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and Transport Minister Jesse Norman. The meeting was focusing on discussing the skills shortage in the haulage sector as well as talks of a post-Brexit Land Transport Agreement and […]

Cummins buys UK electric vehicle battery maker

Diesel engine manufacturer Cummins has acquired Johnson Matthey’s UK automotive battery systems business, which makes high-voltage automotive grade battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles. The business is one of Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery system suppliers. It has 50 employees and is based in Milton Keynes. The deal is designed to help Cummins to achieve […]

Funding available for new battery technology

Innovate UK has announced that it has £25 million of funding available in the latest Faraday Battery Challenge opportunity. This is part of the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and is based around the intent to develop and invest in new automotive battery technologies that will be able to help to build the vehicle battery […]

Toyota and Chubu Electric Power to embark on verification project

Toyota Motor Corporation and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. have concluded a basic agreement to begin working on a verification project which would entail the construction of a large-capacity storage battery system that reuses electrified vehicle batteries. The project was also look into recycling used batteries. In December 2017 Toyota announced its “Challenge to Promote […]

HERE Technologies acquire Micello

HERE Technologies has announced that it is to acquire privately held software company, Micello. The company is based in California and specialises in operating a platform for creating, editing and publishing indoor maps. Micello was founded in 2007 by Ankit Agarwal with the aim of mapping indoor areas, such as shopping centres. By using Micello’s […]

VOLT electric bikes partner up with Hövding

VOLT electric bikes have announced that they are thrilled to reveal their new partnership with Swedish company, Hövding. The company is known for its “revolutionary airbag system that is changing perceptions of cycle safety,” says VOLT. The airbag resembles a collar that is worn around the neck – this makes it ideal for those cyclists […]