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The true impact of electric vehicles on our energy infrastructure

Registrations of new plug-in vehicles have risen from just 3,500 in 2013 to more than 160,000 in 2018 and whilst there is still a way to go to meet government targets, adoption of alternatively fuelled vehicles shows no sign of slowing down. The benefit of growing the UK’s battery electric vehicle (BEV) fleet is clear, but what is less certain is how the world’s energy infrastructure will evolve to support the meteoric uptake of EVs. Chris Evans, deputy managing director of engineering consultancy Rolton Group, (more…)

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Driving Efficiency: 5 ways to revolutionise the roads

Transforming our roads, safety and our ways of working, cities across the UK are turning ‘smart’ by using data and technology to improve our quality of life, says Andy Allan, owner at CAT Autokeys. (more…)

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Can public-private partnerships accelerate the benefits of smart cities?

Chris Shannon, CEO, Fotech Solutions, explains how the world’s fastest-growing city, Suzhou, in China, is working with Houston in the US to increase industrial innovation and investment in both cities – and what they can take from an autonomous vehicle trial in Calgary, Canada, to understand and improve essential infrastructure. (more…)

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Are we overcoming the obstacles to automated fleets?

Automation is the future of fleet but “significant obstacles stand in the way”, according to global road industry organisation IRU, which held its World Congress in Muscat, Oman this month. Antony Savvas charts a way to try and get there. (more…)

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IoT helps shippers avoid the Blame Game and changes train operators’ business model

If I say Sony, I’d bet the first subjects that come to your mind are not healthcare or logistics management. Yet these are two key areas that Sony’s Sweden-based Internet of Things (IoT) team focused on at the recent IoT Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC18) in Barcelona, as Jeremy Cowan reports. (more…)

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How autonomous vehicles are driving change for smarter cities

Dr Ingo Stuermer, global engineering director autonomous driving, APTIV says that cities are fast becoming the focus for mobility innovation because mobility is a key determinant of what makes a city liveable and an attractive place to visit. (more…)

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Smart surveillance could make our roads safer and more sustainable now

Lucas Young, business development manager, Transport, Northern Europe, Axis Communications discusses how technology can help us travel from A to B more efficiently. (more…)

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UK to open multi-million-pound smart city mobility centre

A new Smart City Mobility Centre is to be opened in the Warwickshire and the West Midlands, UK, to create driverless and electric vehicle technology. It is part of a multi-million-pound pilot scheme to support smart cities by reducing congestion, emissions and traffic accidents. (more…)

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TIM, Ericsson and the City of Turin explore the impact of 5G

The public event took place at Palazzo Madama in TurinOct 26-27 and included demonstrations of a 5G-controlled driverless car, an environmental monitoring use case using drones, a 5G-connected robot for manufacturing as well as smart city applications powered by Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT). (more…)

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From sailing to hiring, another big month for fleet

It’s been another busy month for commercial fleet management developments. Antony Savvas looks at some of the niche areas being created in various markets. (more…)

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