Around 4,500 accidents still happen on UK motorways each year, contributing to 1,700 annual deaths and over 22,000 serious injuries, and the project aims to reduce these figures through AI autonomous vehicle technology.
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Research has revealed how the COVID-19 'lockdown' in the UK has impacted air quality as people stay home and avoid transport, with Edinburgh recording the greatest decrease in NO2 emissions.
Whilst there have been recently published strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in individual transport modes, the TDP will reportedly take a coordinated, cross-modal approach to deliver the transport sector’s contribution to both carbon budgets and net zero.
The e-scooter trials will initially take place in four “future transport zones”: Portsmouth and Southampton; the West of England Combined Authority (WECA); Derby and Nottingham; and the West Midlands.
The call for evidence focuses on three primary areas: micromobility vehicles, flexible bus services and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS).
The UK government is set to consult on proposals in the summer designed to improve the lives of people with mobility or sight impairments, as well as parents with prams.
Recently appointed UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has delivered his first Budget in the House of Commons, announcing the government's tax and spending plans for the year ahead.
The report has identified key areas in which the UK government should focus on in order to ease the transition into an autonomous future.
The TSSA General Secretary has written to Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, stating that “we need a coordinated response across the public transport network on how we tackle the threat that this virus poses.”
Following the launch of its “Women in Bus” network, the rail and bus operator has seen a jump in numbers of female applicants for its bus management graduate scheme.
Angie Doll, Managing Director at Southern Railway and Gatwick Express, explains how diversity and the realisation of skills are key to the development of the rail industry, and details how the operator has embarked on a recruitment drive.
Marking International Women’s Day 2020, a rush hour Southeastern service left London staffed by a female driver and conductor, while female Network Rail signallers staffed the route.
By increasing the ethanol content of petrol, E10 reportedly has the potential to cut CO2 from transport by 750,000 tonnes per year - equivalent to taking around 350,000 cars off the road.
In light of the recent global outbreak of coronavirus, the Department for Transport has offered advice for staff in the transport sector to best protect themselves and their passengers.
The specification is said to be the first government and industry-backed standardisation programme that aims to help promote safe public trials and development testing of automated vehicles in the UK.