SMMT describes the UK specialty vehicle sector as “the most diverse in the world”

The UK’s small series and specialty vehicle sectors are the most diverse in the world, according to a new report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The UK is a world leader in manufacturing high quality, low volume vehicles such as 250 mph hypercars, campervans, sedans, electric taxis, RVs, wheelchair accessible vehicles, …

BYD / ADL signs contract for Irish buses

Chinese technology, UK built, Irish operator Alexander Dennis and BYD UK jointly announced that their electric vehicle partnership has signed a master agreement with the National Transport Authority of Ireland (NTA) for the delivery of up to 200 battery-electric Enviro200EV buses. At the same time, a first firm order for 45 was agreed, delivery is …

Audi is expanding traffic light connectivity

If the traffic lights are properly synchronized, TLI can help motorists “drive the green wave” Audi claims to have been the first to use a “vehicle technology” called TLI that communicates between vehicles and traffic lights to provide time for green, green light, optimized speed cues and help drivers minimize stop-and-go journeys TLI is now …

Covid isolation meets car, Tom Toms Virtual Horizon, BMW / Amazon quantum computing – the week

Nissan’s Sunderland plant was hit when workers were “pinged” by the overzealous NHS app UK COVID-19 test and trace app isolation alerts are on the verge of closing factories across the UK, Unite told Just Auto this week. Across the UK, reports poured in across multiple industries – particularly manufacturing – where significant numbers of …

Toyota markets emission-free buses with CaetanoBus

Toyota co-branded FCEV bus Toyota and CaetanoBus, the Portuguese bus manufacturer, today announced the co-branding of the battery electric city bus e.City Gold and the fuel cell electric bus H2.City Gold. Since 2019, TME has been integrating Toyota’s fuel cell technology into the hydrogen city buses manufactured by CaetanoBus, supplying fuel cell stacks, hydrogen tanks …