The rise of the UK warehouse and the ‘golden logistics triangle’

ANALYSIS: The growth in online shopping has contributed to an increase in the number of warehouses and other logistics premises in the UK, with the so-called “golden logistics triangle” of the Midlands having expanded, reports the Office for National Statistics. The result has big implications for local employment – including the ability to recruit locally-based […]

ULEB testing confirms Pelican zero-emission buses as ‘best in class’

Electric bus supplier Pelican has released the results of tests on its latest model of zero-emission single decks (see download, below) prove that they are officially ‘best in class.’ Ian Downie, Head of Yutong Bus UK explains: “Our latest vehicles are now fitted with 422kWh water cooled batteries rather than the previously tested vehicle which […]

The search for the UK’s best van drivers returns

Logistics UK has today (11 March 2022) launched its annual call for the UK’s best van drivers to compete in its Van Driver of the Year competition 2022.  A change in venue will now see the contest take place at the free-to-attend ITT Hub – an industry-led event showcasing the best in transport innovation and […]

UKCOA welcomes DfT plan to work with coach operators on diesel-ban date

The coach industry has the opportunity to influence the date for the end of new diesel coach sales, and also the new infrastructure needed for zero-emission coaches. Speaking at the UK Coach Association (UKCOA) conference in Farnborough on Tuesday (8 March), hosted by ITT Hub, Transport Minister Baroness Vere said: “With each different type of […]

Electric Daily will be a ‘game changer’ says Iveco

Iveco is about to launch an electric version of its popular Daily van. While few details have been released, ahead of an official announcement later this month, Iveco Light Business Line Director, Mike Cutts, tells ITT Hub News “for now, let me simply say – it’s going to be a game changer for the industry […]

Zeelo to make buses ‘as green as riding a bicycle’

Tech-enabled bus transport management company supports its network of 200 bus and coach operators to transition all Zeelo bus journeys to 100% electric fleets by 2030. London-based smart bus platform Zeelo has pledged to provide Net Zero bus travel across its services in just eight years. The company is Europe’s only bus transport service that is […]

TRL develops plan to enable remote operation of CAVs by 2035

TRL has developed a roadmap to enable the remote operation of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) by 2035 as the final piece of the Project Endeavour programme. The aim is to provide a pathway to allow the removal of the Safety Driver and Test Assistant roles from an automated vehicle (AV) for remotely operated on-highway […]

Increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks threaten connected vehicles

While connected vehicles can offer many benefits, it also brings a risk of increased cyber attacks. Recent examples have included state-backed actions, says Upstream’s comprehensive analysis. The cyber-security specialist’s free 90-page 2022 Global Automotive Cybersecurity Report covers 244 known automotive cyber incidents during 2021. This report was created by analyzing 900 publicly reported incidents that […]

World-first: Urban-Air Port prepares to open Coventry hub and secures landmark investment

British start-up, Urban-Air Port Ltd (UAP), has secured investment from Supernal, previously the Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group, to deliver on the companies’ shared vision of integrating advanced air mobility (AAM) into existing transit networks and creating a seamless passenger journey. The world’s first fully operational hub for eVTOLs, Air-One, will open for public visits […]

Brighter times are back as registration opens for ITT Hub 2022

Registration is now open for the major live and interactive exhibition and conference Innovation and Technology in Transport – ITT Hub. Promising to support the industry in navigating its way through 2022, ITT Hub will return to the world-class Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre 11-12 May 2022. An expanded indoor exhibition hall hosts the […]

Six key steps to unlock a digitised net-zero energy system

A combination of Government policy and regulation, together with interoperability, governance, security, carbon monitoring and a embedded culture are the six key pillars for the UK to deliver a digitised net-zero energy system. These are the top-level recommendations in a report published today by the Energy Digitisation Taskforce – set up by the Department for […]

Latest Journeo technologies available on sustainable transport technology framework

New procurement route announced for transport decarbonisation solutions 21st Century Passenger Systems Limited, part of Journeo plc, has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s Transport Technology & Associated Services (TTAS) framework. This framework is designed to help customers with decarbonisation across their procurement portfolio and is free to use for local authorities, […]