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Control the Code, control the road: Achieving operational resilience

HORIBA MIRA
Amid an exponential rise in the complexity of today’s vehicles, where more than 40% of vehicle architecture now consists of electronics, cybersecurity is one of the most pressing challenges facing the industry says Anthony Martin, Head of Vehicle Resilience Technologies at HORIBA MIRA. Here he explains why prioritising operational resilience from the design stages of a vehicle...

Nottingham City Homes (NCH) launches its first electric vehicles

Nottingham City Homes
The 10 new vehicles include six cars that will replace the organisation’s current fleet of petrol pool cars, and four vans that will be used to answer distress calls from customers of Nottingham on Call, NCH’s care alarm service, also replacing existing diesel vehicles. The new green vehicles have cost £96,000, funded by a central Government grant plus...

Pioneering technology could help reduce the health risks caused by sitting down too long

Jaguar Land Rover new seat
Jaguar Land Rover is developing the seat of the future - a pioneering shape-shifting system designed to improve customer wellbeing by tackling the health risks of sitting down for too long. The ‘morphable’ seat, being trialled by Jaguar Land Rover’s Body Interiors Research division, uses a series of actuators in the seat foam to create constant micro-adjustments that...

Hyundai and Kia make strategic investment in ARRIVAL to co-develop electric commercial vehicles

Edward Lee, EVP and Head of Hyundai Commercial Vehicle Business Division, Albert Biermann, President and Head of Research and Development Division for Hyundai Motor Group, Denis Sverdlov, CEO of Arrival, Avinash Rugoobur, CSO of Arrival.
Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation today announced a strategic investment of €100 million (US $110 million) in a new partnership with Arrival, a UK-based electric vehicle startup. Through the partnership, Hyundai and Kia plan to introduce competitively priced small and medium-sized electric vans and other products for logistics and on-demand ride-hailing and shuttle service companies. Arrival’s...

A Scania L-series low-entry fire truck for Humberside Fire and Rescue

Scania Fire Truck
Humberside Fire & Rescue Service has taken a Scania L-series low-entry fire truck into operation. The vehicle carries an aerial ladder platform, which at 45 metres is the joint highest in the country. To achieve Humberside’s overall on-road height requirement of 3.55 metres and provide maximum manoeuvrability and a high level of visibility for the driver, the...

Moixa and Honda launch first stage of electric vehicle charging partnership in London Borough of Islington

Moxia
Moixa, the developer of smart battery and electric vehicle (EV) charging software, and Honda today unveil a smart EV charging project with Islington Council to optimise its vehicle fleet at the town hall. The project will reduce harmful air pollution, save money for essential services and help Islington achieve its 2030 net-zero carbon emissions target. Moixa and Honda...

A sign of things to come in the UK? Isle of Man will tax electric vehicles in 2020

Electric Vehicles
A new electric vehicle tax will hit the Isle of Man from April 2020 to cover lost fuel tax revenue from petrol and diesel vehicles1. Zero emission vehicles, which are currently not taxed, will be subject to a £14 charge, infrastructure minister Ray Harmer told the Isle of Man Parliament, Tynwald. Mr Harmer says the tax is necessary as...

Cris puts another cross in the Mercedes-Benz Econic box

Mercedes-Benz Trucks
Hanson contractor Cris Services Group has underscored its commitments to safety and compliance by adding a sixth low-entry Mercedes-Benz Econic mixer truck to its fast-growing fleet. Like its predecessors, all bar one of which entered service within the last 12 months, the new 8x4/4 chassis was supplied by Dealer Sparshatt Truck & Van, and wears the colours of...

MG offers for 2020

MG new year offers
MG Motor UK has revealed an electrifying new range of customer retail offers as the iconic marque gears up to continue its outstanding sales growth in 2020. Renowned for exceptional value-for-money motoring, MG is offering the MG3, MG ZS and MG HS in Excite or Limited Edition with four year 0% APR finance on a PCP deal. This...

North East Ambulance Service extends its frontline capability with 44 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

NEAS
New response time targets for accident and emergency provision in the region prompted North East Ambulance Service to bolster its frontline fleet with another 44 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters. Supplied by local Dealer Bell Truck & Van, all are 5.0-tonne 519 CDI models with muscular 3.0-litre V6 engines which transmit their 190 hp outputs to the road via optional, seven-speed...