UPS has begun testing autonomous electric ‘shifters’ to move semi-trailers and containers at its advanced technology hub in London. During the initial phase, UPS said it would operate the vehicles with drivers in the cab to evaluate efficiencies but later this year it would start autonomous driving operations. The Gaussin electric vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions and include battery swap technology, which enables the shifters to be operated day and night as discharged batteries are immediately replaced with a fully […]
The Co-op has begun the roll out of robot deliveries in Bedford in partnership with Starship Technologies.
The potential for lorries to be fuelled by sewage waste is being investigated by Coventry university and Severn Trent.
UPS said it had taken “concrete actions” to address claims of bullying and safety breaches at its Gloucester depot after a trade union announced a series of strikes that could hit parcel deliveries.