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New Mobility

24 September 2021 – TRL’s vision for new mobility is a transport system that provides better choice and access for everyone, serving as an enabler for better outcomes across these areas. In practice new mobility refers to a range of existing and emerging transport modes, services and technologies that have potential to provide a compelling alternative to the motor vehicle. At its core, new mobility is about rebalancing the movement of both people and goods away from single occupancy, inefficient, fossil-fuel powered vehicles.

Self-driving commercial vehicles: are they right around the corner?

24 September 2021 – Autonomous driving of commercial vehicles has been a subject of debate for years, but the idea now seems to be becoming reality with manufacturers and operators beginning to test the technology within depots and on public roads. The current driver shortage – the UK is currently suffering from an estimated deficit of about 65,000 HGV drivers – has also posed the question: can self-driving vehicles provide part of the solution? This year motorway trials of autonomous HGV platoons restarted after the project was postponed when the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK.

Automation in transport - Leading the UK to a driverless future

24 September 2021 – The gap between technology development and automated vehicle deployment has been underestimated and the challenges involved with delivering autonomy have been far greater and more complex than first envisaged

Zenzic and Thatcham Research reveal plans for Automated Driving System consumer ratings

13 September 2021 – Zenzic, the organisation dedicated to accelerating the self-driving revolution in the UK, has announced funding for a proof-of-concept consumer safety rating for Automated Driving Systems, via Thatcham Research and CAM Testbed[1] partners.

Automated Driving System consumer ratings

9 September 2021 – Zenzic, the organisation dedicated to accelerating the self-driving revolution in the UK, has announced funding for a proof-of-concept consumer safety rating for Automated Driving Systems , via Thatcham Research and CAM Testbed partners.

Communications Technologies and Road Safety in the 2020s - A Positioning Paper

30 July 2021 – RoadSafe has convened an expert group on this topic involving representatives from Agilysis, Bosch, Geotab, Highways England, Reed Mobility, the Road Safety Foundation and TRL with a focus on how the exchange of data between drivers, vehicles and infrastructure enables new ways to support safe, efficient and sustainable driving over the coming decade. Our shared view is that technology and connectivity could help turn the tide on stagnated safety performance, capitalising on the UK’s position as a global leader in road safety, connected and automated vehicles and associated technologies