The latest on Richard Branson’s super-fast people mover

NEW YORK – Think about the future of transportation, and you could imagine the old cartoon series “The Jetsons” with everyone flying around in personal spaceships. Not only has that never happened, but we still huddle into creaky old subways and buses. Josh Giegel wants to start from scratch. Virgin Hyperloop’s managing director and co-founder …

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 …

Five reasons why electric buses are key to Biden’s green agenda

(Reuters) – President Joe Biden has promised to significantly reduce emissions by 2030 while creating new, well-paid jobs in the green energy sector. Its administration has identified bus electrification as one of the main ways to achieve this goal. While more than half of all traffic emissions are caused by conventional cars, diesel-powered local buses …

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 …

More car dealers could keep face masks as COVID-19 surge triggers “pingdemic”

Car dealers across the UK are expected to follow the Marshall Motor Group’s lead in maintaining COVID-19 security measures in showrooms in the face of rising cases and rising self-isolation orders. AM reported yesterday (July 15) on AM100 PLC’s decision to maintain all of its COVID-19 measures – including face masks, social distancing, showroom screens …

Lego is expanding its car catalog to include a Volkswagen camper van with a bay window

Lego has released another kit that will delight builders and fans of air-cooled Volkswagen models alike. The latest addition to its growing portfolio of cars is a bay window Volkswagen camper van that comes with realistic features. Unlike some of the simpler Lego kits, the bus is not a toy; It’s a 2,207-piece set that …

Pininfarina Teorema gives a decades-old design keyword a futuristic note

The Italian design house Pininfarina has presented a future-oriented concept vehicle called Teorema, which is shaped like a sporty coupé and furnished like a Norwegian hotel room. It shows that design concepts that are decades old can be modernized. At roughly 213 inches in length from bumper to bumper (slightly longer than a long wheelbase …