A consortium which includes autonomous tech firm StreetDrone has won £2.4m of funding to develop self-driving 40-tonne trucks capable of moving parts and assemblies between Nissan’s Sunderland car manufacturing plant and local businesses. The 800-acre Sunderland site will host the proof-of-concept project, which aims to evaluate how 5G connected and autonomous logistics operations can be used in industrial supply chain operations. The 5G Connected and Autonomous Logistics project, dubbed 5GCAL, will develop software and hardware solutions spanning redundant braking systems, […]
Overhead charging cables the cheapest and most effective way to decarbonise long-haul HGVs, new study finds
Powering electric HGVs via overhead charging cables is a much cheaper solution for decarbonising the haulage sector than other methods, according to a mechanical engineer overseeing a government-funded project into the idea.
John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has commissioned four new “revolutionary” electric delivery vans to be manufactured and trialled early next year.
Volvo is preparing to launch three new all-electric FH, FM and FMX HGV models in Europe.