New standards for autonomous vehicles to prevent defects and ensure they are safe from cyber attacks have been announced by the government. The assurance system, called CAV PASS, will first focus on enabling the advanced trialling of self-driving vehicles and aims to eventually help assure the safety and security of these vehicles for their mainstream sale and use. Such advanced trials may include those without a human operator in the loop at all times, or the assessment of novel vehicle […]
The DfT remains fully committed to conducting a lorry platoon trial this year on UK roads, despite Daimler’s announcement this week that the commercial benefits of the technology appear negligible.
The government has confirmed that it plans to trial truck platoons on the UK’s strategic road network in the 2016 spring Budget.
Self-driving trucks are a reality today but the electric vehicle recharging network is still in the future
The National Grid is ready to overcome the challenges of recharging large volumes of electric vehicles and so range anxiety need not be a barrier to the widespread adoption of low emissions vehicles, according to Graeme Cooper, project director – electric vehicles at National Grid.