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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.

an image of a boeing airplane in the sky flying with SAF

Doubling down on sustainable aviation and protecting our planet

The US company Boeing has announced its plans to more than double its purchases of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) this year to 5.6 million gallons.
Automotive industry manufacture

API security risks in the automotive industry

The threat cybercrime poses to finances is known, but few recognise the risks inherent with connected cars – here's how to find vulnerabilities in API security.
Traffic lined up in Beijing

Living near busy roads increases your chance of tinnitus

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have found a correlation between traffic noise and the risk of developing tinnitus.

Delivery of improved passenger information

Providing relevant and timely passenger information enables the travelling public to make informed decisions about the way they travel.
Signs indicating Ultra Low Emission Zone ULEZ on a street in London, UK

Innovative alternatives to tackle vehicle emissions in the UK

In the UK, transport is the single largest contributor to carbon dioxide emissions, and therefore, to climate change and global warming.
Emirates A380 plane flight in the sky, dusk

Could sustainable aviation fuel be the future of flight?

2023 could see sustainable aviation fuel take off like never before, with Emirates conducting a successful Boeing 777 flight using the sustainable fuel.
Tourists sightseeing the Hong Kong skyline at the Peak

The CX paradox: physical travel vs. digital travel

At a time when physical travel experiences are hitting an all time low, digital travel experiences have never been better.
charging an electric vehicle

Electric mobility trends: 2023 to be the turning point for heavy vehicles

Rising electricity prices, inflation and the scarcity of raw materials have cast doubt on the future prospects of electric mobility – so what is the future of the electric car?

The electric mobility transition to net-zero with EV charging

Mer Charging UK Ltd demonstrates how the future of the electric mobility transition promises greater strides toward net zero.
Self driving car on a road

Going green: transport innovation in the face of climate change

How transport innovations and developments will shape our futures despite the challenges of climate change.
Road covered in snow and ice and lined by forest

Is this the end for ice roads and ice road truckers?

Ice roads vital for transportation in remote communities may be cracking and sinking under the unseasonably warm weather; is this the end for ice road truckers?
shipping cargo containers transportation logistics

Decarbonising the entire UK transport system

The Department for Transport’s efforts to decarbonise the entire UK transport system are charted here by Open Access Government.

Building an off-grid EV charging network

L-Charge aims to accelerate the transition to an electric vehicle future through the deployment of their ultra-fast off-grid EV charging solutions, which use clean fuels such as LNG, Bio-LNG and green hydrogen for onboard power generation.
Travel woman in airport

The future for travel emissions and the aftermath of COP27

Dr Susanne Etti, global environmental impact manager at Intrepid Travel, attended COP27 – here are her reflections on what’s been achieved, what’s failed, and where travel emissions go from here.
Electric vehicle changing on street parking with graphical user interface, Future EV car concept.

The EV fleets are coming – but are we ready for them?

Although EV sales currently make up only a small proportion of total road vehicles, sales figures across both EVs and petrol cars continue to converge, and it sends a clear message: the EV fleets are coming.
Woman in long coat stood against black wall charging up her electric vehicle

What can the UK learn from Norway’s uptake of electric vehicles?

Easee UK Ltd consider what the UK can learn from Norway’s uptake of electric vehicles.
Electric car charging port

How local government can switch from petrol and diesel cars to electric vehicles

Kevin Welstead, Electric Vehicle Sector Director at SSE Energy Solutions, explains why action from local councils is essential to shift vehicles from petrol and diesel to electricity.
charging an electric vehicle

EV infrastructure strategy: making electric vehicles fair & affordable for all

Dr Vincent Thornley, Managing Director of Fundamentals Ltd., explores who should pay to power electric vehicles as the market continues to evolve under the EV infrastructure strategy.
Electric vehicle plugged into electric vehicle charge point

Making a step towards greener transportation

VolkerSmart Technologies discuss the necessities of greener transportation, stating that EVCPs will play a major part in tackling the climate crisis.
Gritting on icy roads

EcoGrit: Environmentally conscious gritting

Gareth Ellis, the Managing Director at EcoGrit Ltd turns away from damaging products used for gritting, protecting people and the planet in icy conditions.

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