Potholes: Lessons learnt and future solutions

[categories Tips & Tricks] When it comes to delivering transport solutions for the future, zero emissions electric vehicles and all manner of technical innovations spring to mind. Few people, though, will think about how improvements to the road surfaces themselves can effect real change. Michael McHale, Pavement Engineering Lead at TRL gives his opinion. The […]

Ford’s algorithm supports greater EV use

[categories Technology] A study to determine the best places to install new charge points, to assist fleets using electric vehicles, has been completed by data scientists at Ford. The project team looked at more than one million kilometres of driving data in Greater London, particularly the locations where vehicles stopped, to pinpoint the places that […]

Hyundai reveals study on future of cockpit

[categories Technology] Cars have long since ceased to be just a simple means of transportation. Requirements for a modern cockpit have changed enormously over the past decade. There is an ever-growing variety of information shared with the driver in the cockpits, especially on the displays. “We are continuously working on new technologies that make our […]

The evolution of SEAT’s manufacturing

[categories Dealership] Black and white images as opposed to ultra HD 4K video; faxes versus apps and vinyl LPs against mp3. Society has evolved tremendously in the past 50 years, but in what ways has the car industry changed? SEAT takes a look at some of the facts and figures that define the dramatic changes […]

Renault Trucks uses drones inside factory

[categories Technology] Renault Trucks has begun flying drones inside one of its factories in order to make manufacturing and stock inventory more efficient. The Renault Trucks Axle Centre in Lyon Saint-Priest in France is using the drone to perform inventory control operations which, until now, have been carried out manually by an employee using binoculars. […]

Connected trucks making haulage fleets efficient

[categories Autonomous Vehicles] There are huge benefits to come from connected vehicles and it’s an area where industry is making huge strides, and at a rapid rate. But connectivity isn’t just about autonomy and driverless technology – far from it. In the Commercial Vehicle (CV) industry, truck manufacturers and hauliers have been using connected vehicles […]

Lego unveils full scale McLaren Senna made from half a million bricks!

[categories Specials] A unique, full-scale LEGO McLaren Senna has been created in secret by shifts of specialist assemblers working around the clock. Taking nearly 5,000 hours to assemble, it comprises almost half a million separate components. Unusually for a McLaren, the LEGO Senna is something of a heavyweight, tipping the scales at 1700kg – 500kg […]