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Android app warns drivers of blocked roads ahead

A new app for the Android platform from TomTom warns of traffic jams and delays on the road ahead to prepare drivers for the unexpected. In an effort to better inform drivers of what lies ahead and thereby avoid any …

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Electrically assisted bikes increase in popularity

TRL comments on the release of the latest electric bicycle and the likely increase in the popularity of this for commuter transport. With the introduction of the latest fashionable Stromer ST2 S, which was recently announced, it’s likely that this …

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Volvo truck platoon meets with positive reaction

Three Volvo trucks travelling in platoon formation arrived in Rotterdam to positive reactions from decision makers and the general public alike. The platoon of three heavy goods vehicles from Volvo, which travelled from Gothenburg to Rotterdam last week as part …

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HGV manufacturer takes part in platooning Challenge

Iveco joins four other HGV suppliers in a demonstration of the benefits of driving in close formation as part of the European truck platooning Challenge. This week sees the European Truck Platooning Challenge in action as platoons of heavy goods …

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European legal safety standards for vehicles years out of date

The European Transport Safety Council is calling for an overhaul of safety standards on vehicles to reflect modern technology and improve vulnerable road user protection. According to a report from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) analysing the market penetration …

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Truck platoon to head for Rotterdam from Sweden

Three connected Volvo trucks driving in close formation will take part in the European Truck Platooning Challenge in a drive from Gothenburg to Rotterdam. Volvo is taking part in the European Truck Platooning Challenge, a programme initiated by the Dutch …

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VW signs image processing partnership for driverless cars

Mobileye is partnering with Volkswagen to provide the auto manufacturer with the image processing capability to support autonomous vehicles. Announcing a new partnership at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 this week, car manufacturer VolksWagen will work with automated image …

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Europe sees sharp increase in driver assist systems

A study by Bosch has shown that the uptake of safety related driver assist systems in the European market is increasing at a rapid pace. The more widespread availability and affordability of the technology that underpins Advanced Driver Assist Systems …

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Holland to evaluate cellular based ITS

A Dutch ministry is joining with Nokia HERE to evaluate using existing 3G and 4G networks for delivering real time cellular messaging to road users in the country. Together with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, HERE is …

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Haulage fleets urged to plan winter tyre changes

The start of autumn signals the need for haulage companies and fleet operators to start planning the task of changing to winter tyres. Although temperatures in Europe haven’t fallen to the levels where winter tyres are necessary just yet, the …

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