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UK autonomous vehicle development opportunities

The IMechE has commented on the inclusion of the Modern Transport Bill for autonomous and electric vehicles within the Queen’s annual speech. During her annual speech, HM the Queen stated “My ministers will ensure the United Kingdom is at the …

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Freight industry body warns of drug driving risk

The Freight Transport Association is warning its members of the dangers of prescription drugs which may impair driving ability. With drug driving prosecutions having reached an all-time high in 2015, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) says drivers need to be …

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20mph speed limit encouragement from London Mayor

The new Mayor of London has said he will encourage the wider use of 20mph speed limits in the city boroughs to protect vulnerable road users. UK road safety charity, Brake says that the new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, …

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Anti-texting emoticon sculpture appears in Miami

Local communication company places dramatic sculpture on the streets of Miami to discourage residents from texting whilst driving. The laws on using mobile telephones whilst driving in the American state of Florida fall way behind many of the other states …

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Proposed legal change to protect Scottish cyclists

Organisation in Scotland is calling for changes to civil law to divert presumed liability away from vulnerable road users involved in collisions. In a move to provide cyclists with greater protection under liability law, the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) …

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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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Volvo plans China autonomous car experiment

Up to 100 Volvo autonomous cars could soon by being driven on Chinese roads as part of a safe driving experiment being planned by the Swedish manufacturer. The most advanced autonomous driving experiment ever undertaken in China is being planned …

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Choosing and fitting child safety seats

The IAM provides advice to parents on how to choose and fit safety seats to meet the legal requirements and ensure maximum safety for children. The UK’s Institute of Advanced Motoring (IAM) is providing parents with advice on the fitting …

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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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