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Registration for the Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Networking & Consortia Building Event in Manchester is now open

As previewed by Innovate UK in its 2016/2017 Delivery Plan , a second Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C-CAV) competition is scheduled for later this year.   The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) – a joint policy unit of the Department for Transport , and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) – is working with Innovate UK and the...
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Department of Transport announces a study into consumer attitudes and behaviours concerning driverless cars

In a speech yesterday at the PACTS Driverless Vehicles Conference at Thatcham , Claire Perry MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport and Member of Parliament for Devizes) pre-announced the commissioning of a further study on to subject of driverless cars - of consumers to “reassure the public that we are careful of the risk” while “recognising the...
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Register for the Driverless Cars Competition - Webinar Briefing

The Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, working in partnership with Innovate UK (Technology Strategy Board), are to invest up to £10m in collaborative R&D projects to research further how driverless cars can be integrated into everyday life in the UK.   Further from the information and networking event on the 30 th ...
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Ministry publishes consultation on road rule changes and testing procedures for driverless cars - road testing will require backup driver controls

As announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable on launching the Introducing driverless cars to UK roads competition last week, the Department of Transport yesterday published the terms of its promised review into the various bits of legislation and rules impacted by testing driverless vehicles on the Queen’s highway. This includes an invitation to comment on issues to be addressed by...
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Registration now open for the Driverless Cars Challenge briefing event on 30th July

Register now to attend on 30th July via webinar or in person
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Commons Transport Committee calls for more integrated Government Road Investment Strategy

With plans ahead to triple the spending on road building in the next parliament - proposing  £24 billion of road investments over the next six years and £50 billion for the strategic road network over the next 15 years that arise from its Action for roads programme presented last July - the government launched a consultation in October 2013  setting out its plans for the...
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DfT calls for evidence from the analytical community on effects of transport investment on economic performance

The Department for Transport has today issued a call for evidence for a research project that it has commissioned to better understand the impact of transport infrastructure on economic performance . In October 2013 the Department published the paper Understanding and Valuing the Impacts of Transport Investment that set out its intention to undertake a comprehensive survey of the...
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DfT and Mayor announce plans to tackle HGV safety and support London’s 'cycling revolution', 4/9/13

Transport Minister, Stephen Hammond, London Mayor, Boris Johnson, and London’s Transport Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, today (4 September 2013) announced measures to improve cycle safety in London . Among the measures announced: DfT and TfL to establish new industrial HGV task force to take direct action against dangerous HGV drivers, vehicles and operators DfT to...
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Essex Rail passengers to test smart card technology - pilot for future £45 million new ticketing scheme across South East

The government is to invest £2.85 million to trial paperless ticketing as part of a push to deliver smart card technology to rail passengers across the South East . As a result, Train operator c2c, which operates between Fenchurch Street, Shoeburyness and the Essex coast, will upgrade its ticketing systems at all of its stations outside London, paving the way for passengers to start...
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Norfolk rural/urban test ground for smart public transport

Norfolk is to become the first rural county in the UK to enable the use of smart card technology across the entire bus fleet. Transport Minister Norman Baker last week announced approval of Norfolk County Council’s proposals for a demonstration project for the technology, to be rolled out to all bus operators in the county by 2015 . For passengers the smart card would...
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Delivering the best information to in-vehicle sat-nav users

Report now available from DfT, ITS UK and ADEPT workshop The DfT's 2011 Consultation on the Classification of Roads contained a section on satnavs. Respondents referred to missed opportunities for cooperation between local authorities and satnav companies, as well as problems caused by HGVs not using satnavs correctly.  Based on these findings, DfT invited ITS (UK) and ADEPT...
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Department of Transport announces a study into consumer attitudes and behaviours concerning driverless cars

In a speech yesterday at the PACTS Driverless Vehicles Conference at Thatcham , Claire...

Register for the Driverless Cars Competition - Webinar Briefing

The Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Innovation and...

Commons Transport Committee calls for more integrated Government Road Investment Strategy

With plans ahead to triple the spending on road building in the next parliament -...

DfT calls for evidence from the analytical community on effects of transport investment on economic performance

The Department for Transport has today issued a call for evidence for a research project that...

DfT and Mayor announce plans to tackle HGV safety and support London’s 'cycling revolution', 4/9/13

Transport Minister, Stephen Hammond, London Mayor, Boris Johnson, and London’s Transport...