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Open Access Government’s Transport News section offers a wide range of articles within the transport sector. 

We cover up to date topics such as the progression of electric cars and the push for zero-emission cars. Policy and the changes in the Law on Transport along with articles on the department of transport and relevant updates are also available on our website.

Another popular topic included in this category is the transport infrastructure in ‘SMART’ cities and you can easily find information on shipping regulations. We also delve into European transport policies and aviation news.

intelligent traffic sytems, siemens

Intelligent traffic systems (ITS) in the UK

Wilke Reints, Managing Director of Siemens Mobility Limited’s Intelligent Traffic Systems business, turns our thoughts towards intelligent traffic systems (ITS) including comment on traffic volumes, air quality and electric vehicles.
electric vehicles, low emission

The hydrogen revolution: An alternative to electric vehicles?

As we move towards low emission alternatives to fossil fuels in transport, are hydrogen vehicles a better option than electric vehicles?   
eco-conscious

How are car manufacturers adapting to a more eco-conscious climate?

Emily Hanson, Content Manager at Lease Fetcher, outlines how car manufacturers are catering to the demand for greener, more ethical vehicle choices.
low carbon automotive projects

Government awards £49 million to low carbon automotive projects

The Government has awarded £49 million to low carbon automotive projects across the UK to support the automotive sector’s journey to go green and create thousands of new jobs.
electrifying mobility

Electrifying mobility in the wake of COVID

Mike Palmer, Client Development Director at Nexus Vehicle Rental, discusses the opportunities and challenges associated with the adoption of electric vehicles.
public transport industry, COVID-19

Enterprise-grade wireless connectivity in the public transport industry

Mark Page, Cradlepoint, discusses how the public transport industry could change via the use of enterprise-grade wireless connectivity.
e-scooters

How can the Department of Transport integrate e-scooters into the existing transport network?

Alex Froom, Chief Product Officer at Zipabout examines the Department for Transport fast-track trials of rental e-scooters and how to integrate them into our existing transport network.
benefits of composite materials

How can the transportation industry reap the benefits of composite materials?

With a high strength to weight ratio, environmental advantages and reduced maintenance costs, the transportation industry is reaping the benefits of composite materials. Jari Sopanen, Product Business Owner for Transportation at Exel Composites, explains more.
electricity grid

Will the electricity grid cope with the switch to EV charging?

Emma Chetwynd Jarvis, Electrical Connections Manager at Rock Power Connections, discusses if the electricity grid will be able to cope with the transition to electric vehicle charging.
transport health and safety

Back to School: How to handle transport health and safety the right way

James Horseman, Company Director of Horseman Coaches explores how transport health and safety can be handled the right way as students begin to go back to school.
urban transport

Improving urban transport and mobility in a post-pandemic city

Taylor Anderton, Actuary and Data Scientist at Capgemini, discusses why smart cities are key to improving urban transport and mobility in a post-pandemic world.
electric transportation

The implications of electric transportation modernisation on small businesses

Rose Lenoff, Growth Director at Greenspot, explores what implications electric transportation modernisation will have on small businesses and community groups.
disparate governance

Disparate governance frameworks causes underperformance in the rail industry

Jacqueline Hughes, a senior risk analyst at Equib, explores how disparate governance is creating problems for the rail sector.
aircraft fatigue

Managing aircraft fatigue is key to aviation industry’s return to business

Claire Jamison, Senior Engineer at Atkins, discusses why airlines will need to be actively managing aircraft fatigue to ensure their speedy return to the skies when required.
cleaner transport

Building momentum for cleaner transport

Amy Adams, VP Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies at Cummins, discusses how we can build momentum for cleaner transport to make way for more resilient, healthier, and more sustainable cities.
sustainable transport

EVs: How can data support the transition to sustainable transport?

Simone Torino, Head of Product and Business Development at CKDelta, discusses the role of anonymised data in supporting a smooth transition to sustainable transport.
green transport

A path to green transport in Europe

Open Access Government discusses Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean’s priorities for digital and green transport in Europe amidst COVID-19.
Pilot training

Pilot training in a post COVID-19 reality

Bhanu Choudhrie, Founder of Alpha Aviation, discusses how the aviation industry must adapt in order to overcome challenges in pilot training in a post-COVID-19 world, highlighting the need to address gender imbalances.
electric vehicle charging

Accelerating the electric vehicle industry’s dynamic and continuous transformation

Here, we find out how Driivz delivers an intelligent electric vehicle (EV) charging management solution, optimizing operations, energy management, network monetisation and customer satisfaction.
electric cars and buses

Electric cars and buses: The principal transport mode of the future?

Dr Robert Carpenter, MD of Inside2Outside Ltd, provides a detailed insight into electric cars and buses which he argues will be the principal mode of transport soon.

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