Researchers at Aston University have claimed commercial fleets could halve their emissions and better meet clean air targets using new technology which imitates how ants share knowledge and scales it up to optimise routes around busy cities. The software, which has been developed and tested by computer scientists in the college of engineering and physical sciences under the Think Beyond Data initiative, uses route optimisation to intelligently direct fleets from the same company around a city or town – slashing […]
The government has called on the freight industry to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2025, while conceding that diesel can be a sensible choice for the sector while vehicle technology advances.
Retrofit equipment will be available for hauliers ahead of the start of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) next April, according to TfL.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has published the terms of reference for its study into the future funding of England’s roads, which could pave the way for road tolling. In the spring (CM 22 March) David Cameron, the prime minister, set out his vision for the strategic road network, which included exploring whether it could be sold off along the lines of the privatisation of the UK’s utilities. The DfT, which is undertaking the study with the Treasury, has now […]