Autonomous truck convoys: the question is when, not if

The grand vision of Europe’s freight transport is of sleek convoys of autonomous trucks travelling along thousands of miles of ‘smart’ roads. Siegfried Mortkowitz reports on what it will take to realise it

Could Britain cope without high-speed rail?

In its report ‘Great Britain: connected or not?’ the High Speed Rail Industry Leaders Group shares its view of the country’s future if plans to roll out HS2 are scrapped

Identifying the precise need for speed

Three years after the idea was first considered by Government, motoring law specialist Hannah Sampson shares her views on fresh proposals to increase the speed limit on motorways

CV Forum

The new Under Secretary of State for Transport, Robert Goodwill, addressed commercial vehicle professionals at the Commercial Vehicle Forum 2013 in his first public speaking engagement since his new appointment

Make mine an electric

After 349 vehicles covered over 1.5 million miles, participants of an electric vehicle trial showed real enthusiasm for plug-in cars, with 80 per cent viewing them as a feasible mobility option

Running a leaner and greener fleet

With the opportunity to counter rising fuel prices by opting for more fuel efficient and lower CO2 vehicles, now is definitely the time to think about greening the fleet, writes
 Roddy Graham, chairman of the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM)

Road safety funding takes a hit

Spending cuts are no doubt making it more difficult for urban authorities to address road safety. But despite, this many local authorities are showing that road safety is still a priority, writes Caroline Rheubottom, communications officer at the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)

Greener TravelSafer roads, a cleaner environment and reduced costs to organisations present a highly persuasive case for implementing a sustainable travel plan, argues road safety charity Brake

GreenfleetsA well thought through green fleet policy will not only tick all the right boxes in terms of corporate social responsibility but also deliver significant savings to overall operating costs. But where to start? Roddy Graham, chairman of the ICFM, shares some best practice advice

Town Traffic

Although suffering from a perceived lack of political support, Intelligent Transport Systems have a proven track record in easing congestion and reducing accidents, reports the IRF

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