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Volvo places a fully autonomous truck underground.

Swedish truck maker Volvo is the first manufacturer in the world to introduce a fully autonomous truck into an underground working environment.

The company’s FMX tipper has begun full scale testing at the Boliden mine in Kristineberg, Sweden, where it will be tested inside the earth at a distance of up to four miles into the mine, and a depth of 4,330 feet (1,320m). 205 more words

Christopher Macgowan

Calais blockade on Monday

FTA today met with one of the organisers of Monday’s blockade in Calais to highlight its potential impact on the UK transport and logistics industry. 361 more words

Christopher Macgowan

Wheelie Bins make art - at last!!

I visited in Saint-Nazaire last week an art exhibition reusing scrap and making a new use for it – or at the very least making some appealing art objects from it. 33 more words

Christopher Macgowan

Montreuil-sur-Mer

Montreuil sur Mer is about an hour south west of Calais and is one of my favourite stopping places – either on the aire which is a hundred metres from the town or on the excellent site which is at the bottom of the very steep hill. 116 more words

Christopher Macgowan

Big Boys Beaulieu Toys


A showcase of the best SUV modern monsters will be on display at the first Beaulieu Supercar Weekend offering something for all of the family. 570 more words

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Electric cars are on the up and up.

1. to-date electric car registrations up 31.8% versus first six months of 2015

2. April to June growth marks 22nd consecutive quarterly rise for plug-in car uptake… 659 more words

Christopher Macgowan

September 21st is EDWARD day.

The Road Safety Unit of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport has just launched a campaign with TISPOL (the European Traffic Police Network) called “EDWARD – the European Day Without A Road Death” which is scheduled for the 21st September 2016, during the Mobility Week (16th – 22nd September 2016). 114 more words

Christopher Macgowan