Entries by chrisb-cvshow-user

Volvo’s Vera takes on real-world DFDS assignment

20 June 2019 Volvo Trucks has teamed up with Denmark-based ferry and logistics company DFDS to put its electric, connected and autonomous vehicle, Vera, in the real-world environment of Gothenburg docks. The eye-catching solution is ideally suited to short, repetitive assignments in logistics, factories, mines and ports, transporting large volumes of goods with high precision. […]

Scania unveils future vision concept

20 June 2019 Scania has unveiled a new battery electric self-driving urban concept vehicle designed to cope with everything from transporting commuters to collecting refuse. The NXT has been designed by the brand’s engineers as a modular concept vehicle that can change shape for varying urban assignments. Scania’s President and CEO Henrik Henriksson said, “NXT […]

Vauxhall answers housing association’s Clarion call

20 June 2019 Vauxhall has supplied Clarion Response, part of Clarion Housing Group – the UK’s largest housing association – with a fleet of 290 new vans. The organisation will use Combo Cargo and British-built Vivaro models as mobile workshops for maintenance engineers around the UK. It will also welcome the all-new Vivaro in the […]

New Vauxhall Vivaro – pride of Luton

20 June 2019 This week TNB attended the UK media launch of the new Vauxhall Vivaro – a van that’s important not only to the brand but also to the town where it’s made and to British automotive manufacturing as a whole. Barely 18 months have passed since Carlos Tavares, boss of PSA, visited Luton’s […]

Awards honour the female achievers advancing gender equality

20 June 2019 The winners of the 2019 everywoman in Transport and Logisitics Awards have been announced. The awards, which have been running for 12 years, champion women working in the sector and celebrate the industry’s most exceptional role models. The winners revealed a wide range of career experiences and journeys, revealing the extent of […]

Hermes talent Rises to the challenge

20 June 2019 Consumer delivery specialist, Hermes, has launched a new talent development programme to nurture talent within the business and support the next stage of the company’s growth. A total of 30 employees have been specially selected to take part in the scheme – known as Rise – to help maximise their current performance […]

Cleaner and safer buses destined for Brighton & Hove

20 June 2019 Brighton & Hove Buses and Metrobus will add 30 new ADL Enviro400H buses to their most popular routes by September. As part of the £9.2m investment, the buses will also be fitted with SmartVision mirrorless camera monitoring systems from 21st Century. The new vehicles should run on electric power only through Brighton […]

Campion appointed TRL chief exec

20 June 2019 TRL – the UK’s transport research laboratory – has a new chief executive. Paul Campion was until recently the CEO of the Transport Systems Catapult where he worked closely with government and industry partners developing collaborative investment projects to deliver innovation and growth in the smart mobility sector. Prior to that, Paul […]

Converter boxes clever with Nissan e-NV200

12 June 2019 Vic Young Conversions has unveiled a fully-electric box van based on the Nissan e-NV200. The model offers a 575kg payload, low level entry and a large 8.553m3 – more than double that of the original e-NV200 – while retaining full zero emissions performance. This makes the vehicle exempt from road tax and […]

Biffa fits live camera safety system

12 June 2019 Waste management company Biffa is fitting live cameras to more than 80 vehicles in a move designed to improve safety. The RXLite camera system, provided by Innovative Safety Systems (ISS), uses wide angle high definition cameras and an HD in-cab monitor to minimise operating risks. It will be fitted to a mix […]