European cooperation on testing automated vehicles across borders in global race

European cooperation on testing automated vehicles across borders in global race

Lee Baker

European countries have backed a drive to test automated vehicles in cross-border test sites while jointly addressing data issues in a bid to build a "European data economy". The agreement between members of the European... continue

27 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Cost of motoring has risen 10% in last year

Cost of motoring has risen 10% in last year

Mark Moran

New research indicates that the cost of motoring has risen by more than 10% in the last year.   The study by automotive... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Predicting the impact on traffic of events is goal of L.A big data project

Predicting the impact on traffic of events is goal of L.A big data project

Lee Baker

What is claimed to be the most comprehensive database ever built on L.A... continue

23 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
DriveNow’s new car-sharing app streamlines reservation process

DriveNow’s new car-sharing app streamlines reservation process

Mark Moran

Car-sharing service DriveNow is introducing a new rental... continue

22 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Nissan launches electric car-sharing in Japan

Nissan launches electric car-sharing in Japan

Mark Moran

An electric car-sharing service in Japan by Nissan Motor Company and the City of Yokohama. The Nissan New Mobility Concept is a... continue

22 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
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London Taxi Company builds electric cabs at new Coventry plant

London Taxi Company builds electric cabs at new Coventry plant

Mark Moran

The London Taxi Company (LTC) has opened the UK’s first... continue

22 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Four select committees unite to investigate air quality

Mark Moran

MPs from four select committees have combined forces to launch what they call an “unprecedented” joint inquiry... continue

20 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Uber president leaves role after just 6 months

Mark Moran

Jeff Jones, president of the taxi booking app Uber, is leaving the company after less than six months. Uber said in a statement on Sunday: “We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best.” According to technology news site Recode, Jones left because of... continue

20 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
TomTom expands HD mapping of road networks for automated cars

TomTom expands HD mapping of road networks for automated cars

TomTom has completed the expansion of its High Definition (HD) Map product to the mainland US interstate network, and it now covers over 185,000km of interstate highways and other roads across the country. TomTom is building up this data for... continue

20 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Transport Scotland procures public transport ePurse

Andrew Forster

Transport Scotland has launched the procurement process for a national public transport ePurse and new back office system to support smart ticketing. An information day for prospective bidders is being held next week. Two contracts will be procured: one for delivering a national ePurse and the... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Monitor the routes of longer lorries with GPS

Philippa Edmunds

The Campaign for Better Transport is urging the DfT to use GPS to get accurate data on what types of roads longer semi-trailers are using and for how long, without which it is difficult to evaluate the safety of these seven foot longer lorries on local roads (Letters LTT 03 Mar). Modelling... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment

How mapping solved the daily fight for a parking space

Dan Saunders

While reading the article ‘Healthy transport: the route to wellbeing and a stronger economy?’ (LTT 03 Mar),  I was pleased to see it touched on a few points that I covered during my own presentation at the sustainable transport and health event in Bristol. First and foremost, I was... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment
17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Signage on town’s bus street is flawed, rules traffic tribunal

Signage on town’s bus street is flawed, rules traffic tribunal

Andrew Forster

Lancashire county Council may repay hundreds of penalty... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

TfL misses ridership target on every mode

Passenger numbers on every form of public transport operated by Transport for London has been below expectations in 2016/17, according to latest figures released by Transport for London.  The figures for the 2016/17 financial year as far as 4 February show: • Buses: 65 million fewer trips... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Chancellor eyes diesel tax reforms

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, is considering reforming the tax regime for diesel road vehicles, amid concern about their impacts on air quality. “The Government will continue to explore the appropriate tax treatment for diesel vehicles and will engage with stakeholders ahead of making any... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property 2017 8 June: 15 Hatfields, London Parking & Property is the only annual event dedicated to off-street parking. Over the past 7 years the conference has provided a forum for debate and sharing best practice among public and... continue

15 Mar 2017Parking Review Features

Ministers and auto companies discuss future of car industry

The UK government and the automotive industry came have met to discuss plans to position Britain as a world leader in electric, connected and autonomous vehicle technology. The meeting on 14 March was attended by representatives of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), vehicle... continue

14 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
13 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Who’s who in the British Parking Awards

Who’s who in the British Parking Awards

Mark Moran

The winners of the British Parking Awards 2017 will be revealed at an awards ceremony in London on 10 March. The... continue

7 Mar 2017Parking Review Features

City sought to trial green fuel incentives

Researchers are seeking a UK city to participate in a trial of incentive schemes to reduce the use of conventionally fuelled vehicles. The EU EMPOWER project is offering up to £80,000 to the participating area, which must be found by 14 March. Contact Susan Grant-Muller:... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

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