Transport News

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.

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Transitioning from a traditional mobility industry to data driven digital solutions

Here, Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director at RingGo, discusses the future of the mobility industry, with a focus on the continued decline of diesel and the expansion of EV charging points across the country.
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The challenges of data security and queues at airports

Irra Ariella Khi, CEO of Zamna, discusses why data security challenges are causing queues at airports and what can be done to solve this.

Hydrogen on trial: Fuel cell RCVs and the future

Hydrogen fuel cell RCVs will take to the streets in seven European cities this year as part of an EU-funded project to assess the viability of this technology to decarbonise waste fleets. Geesinknorba is supplying the H2 RCV to partner city Aberdeen.
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Reducing CO2 emissions in the European transport sector

The priorities for the European Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, are explored here with a focus on the importance of reducing CO2 emissions in the sector.
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The future of transport in Europe

The future of transport in Europe is explored here with comment from Henrik Hololei of the European Commission, plus the priorities for transport research, digital innovation and aviation safety.
electric car industry

The future of the electric car industry in 2020

Here, we explore how electric vehicles have improved over the past three years and what’s in store for the electric car industry in the future, considering the governments proposed 2040 ban on petrol and diesel vehicles.
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Green transport: Combatting the impact of fossil fuels

Cllr David Renard, Chairman of the LGA’s Economy, Environment, Housing and Transport Board and Leader of Swindon Borough Council, outlines here how new vehicle technologies and other measures can help combat the impact of fossil fuels.
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A focus on public transport, intelligent transport systems and ticketing in Germany

Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, heads up the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Germany. Here, we find out about the exciting future for public transport, intelligent transport systems and ticketing in Germany.
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The Geesinknorba Li-On Power Pro electric RCV: Your questions answered

Looking for an alternative to diesel but not sure if electric is the right solution for your waste fleet? André Lagendijk from Geesinknorba answers the most common questions about the company’s ground-breaking Li-On Power Pro electric RCV.
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Improving the automation of non-polluting transportation with PEM fuel cells

Here we find out how the Giantleap project improves the automation of non-polluting transportation with the lifetime extension of PEM fuel cells.
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How to tackle air pollution in cities with intelligent traffic management

Kristina Stifter, Head of Global Communications at PTV Group, explains her stance on how to tackle air pollution in cities with intelligent traffic management.
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Smart ticketing and mobile payment: Mobility today and tomorrow

Anne Grünkorn, Managing Director at LogPay Mobility Services GmbH, tells us what we need to know about smart ticketing and mobile payment for public transport.
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LEC research contributes to world climate goals

The LEC is developing large-bore internal combustion engines that emit close to zero emissions, run efficiently on a variety of fuels and are robust. Here, future large engine technology developed in Graz is discussed.
Travel Time

The Worthwhile Experience of Travel Time: Perspectives from the MoTiV Project

Learn about the exciting MoTiV Project and the worthwhile experience of Travel Time, with expert input from the European Cyclists’ Federation and the University of Žilina.
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GreenCharge: Successful business models for sustainable electric vehicle charging solutions

Arno Schoevaars, Managing Consultant Strategy & Innovation at PNO Innovation, charts the H2020 GreenCharge project, which strongly encourages successful business models for sustainable electric vehicle charging solutions.
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Government electrifies its net-zero emissions target with company car benefit-in-kind tax rates

Alison Bell, Marketing Director at Venson Automotive Solutions, discusses the government's new company car benefit-in-kind tax rates scheme to ensure the UK hits its net-zero greenhouse gas emissions targets.
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OBELICS: The development of next-generation electric vehicles

Horst Pfluegl, Global Research Program Manager at AVL List GmbH, charts the OBELICS project which is contributing to the development of next-generation electric vehicles.
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Six ways smart technology may transform the future of driving

Here, Vindis offer their insight into how smart technology, such as AR dashboards, has the potential to alter the future of driving.
car ownership

Is car ownership a thing of the past?

Chris Black, commercial director at LeasePlan UK, provides fresh look at the car ownership vs usership debate as we enter the new decade.
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Regulators in the dark: Why are authorities struggling to take control of ride-hailing?

Darren Tenney, CEO of Perfect Data (the start-up behind xooox), explores here why authorities are struggling to take control of ride-hailing.

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