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Motor industry faces production revolution

Shared mobility and automation are expected to drive a revolution in the automotive industry workforce and production by 2030, according to a study by PwC’s Strategy& consultancy entitled: “Transforming vehicle production: How shared mobility and automation will revolutionise the auto industry by 2030”.

Volvo calls for debate on urban artics

Volvo is trialling a Krone City Liner trailer in urban areas, including inner London, to re-open the debate regarding the use of articulated vehicles. Currently the London Lorry Control Scheme restricts the movement of HGVs over 18 tonnes but does not apply to ‘rigid’ or 8-wheel vehicles.

First automated low-entry truck for Brakes

Brakes, the supplier of food to the catering industry, is making deliveries in London with its first fridge-bodied Mercedes-Benz Econic to feature the manufacturer’s own automated manual transmission.

Van market slips back

Registrations of panel vans between 2.5 – 3.5 tonnes fell three per cent with 170,201 in the first nine months, figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reveal.