Industry News

News relating to the road and traffic safety industry including news from government bodies, trade associations, charities and exhibition organisers

HIL testing for advanced automotive technology

National Instruments responds to requirements for more advanced ADAS and autonomy testing with updates to VeriStand software to enable HIL testing. Test engineering and technology specialoist, National Instruments (NI) has updated its VeriStand software, as used by embedded software test …

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Australian consumer report lacking in safety ratings

ANCAP is calling for new car safety ratings to be included in an important consumer report for the Australian market. The Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) is calling on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to broaden the …

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TRL defines future transport research projects

A report from the UK Transport Research Laboratory defines cyber security, simulation and machine learning as three central aspects of future vehicle research. Cyber security, virtual reality and machine learning are at the centre of a series of ground-breaking research …

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Automotive research company gains MoD award

HORIBA MIRA gains recognition from the MoD for its support of ex-military personnel in returning to civilian employment. The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has recognised vehicle advanced engineering specialist company, HORIBA MIRA with its Employer Recognitioin Scheme (ERS) Silver …

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Awards recognise reductions in occupational road risk

RoSPA has announced the winners of its two annual occupational fleet safety awards presented to companies for road risk reduction initiatives. Two awards for fleet operators have been given out by the UK’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents …

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Free guide available on safe trailer coupling

The FTA has worked with other industry bodies on the production of a free industry guide to the safe coupling and uncoupling of vehicle trailers. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has contributed to the draft of new guidance on the …

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New platform for advanced auto engineering simulation

Jonathan Newell tries out the Delta Series simulator from Ansible Motion for vehicle dynamics and ADAS testing and development. Located at the modern Hethel Engineering Centre near Norwich, Ansible Motion’s high technology facility is poised to expand from its motor …

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High investment in powertrain and crash testing facilities

Millbrook has made considerable investments into its powertrain and crash testing facilities as well as its winter proving grounds in Finland. UK based vehicle test and engineering group, Millbrook, is attending the Automotive Testing Expo which will run in Germany’s …

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Annual school road safety event to take place in June

Road safety charity Brake is organisating its annual Giant Walk event involving school children to promote road safety and a healthy lifestyle. Following on from previous successful events, Brake is once again organising its Giant Walk event across the country. …

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UK makes steps towards digital driving licences

Digitalising driving licences is the latest move in taking credentials off plastic and putting them onto the digital world of smartphones. The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is developing a digital version of the driving licence for use …

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