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600k reward for space climate change fight ideas

600k reward for space climate change fight ideas The UK government has launched a brand new competition where young people who believe they can help the fight against climate change can design new space ideas in exchange for a reward. The nanosatellite design that is chosen as the winner will walk away with a £600K…
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AA Presidents concerns over self-driving vehicles

AA Presidents concerns over self-driving vehicles: The government announced yesterday that self-driving vehicles could be on the streets in the UK by the end of the year. Nethertheless, The AA say it’s too much too soon “I think our concern with this Automated Lane Keeping System is it appears to be a little rushed-in.” said…
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Self-Driving cars to be on UK roads by year-end

Self-Driving cars to be on UK roads by year-end: Dont Worry if your feeling tired behind the wheel, your car will take over! Self-driving cars will soon be a reality, its not sci-fi. It has been unveiled today by the government that plans for self-driving technology that could be introduced no later than the end…
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£120m UK strategy started for Zero-emission buses

£120m UK strategy started for Zero-emission buses: The government has initiated a £120 million scheme today in order to back the rollout of zero-emission buses throughout the UK. The financing is being made accessible by way of the Zero Emissions Buses Regional Area (ZEBRA) scheme and is expected to provide as much as 500 green…
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MPs call for 30 year rail electrification to reach net zero

MPs call for 30 year rail electrification to reach net zero: If the UK is to reach net zero it needs to lay out a 30-year revolving scheme of rail electrification. As stated by a new Transport Select Committee analysis, that calls on the government to take action straight away & cut emissions of trains…
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Coventry gets funds to become UKs 1st all-electric bus city

Coventry gets funds to become UKs 1st all-electric bus city: Coventry is on track to become the UK’s first all-electric bus city to receive a supply of funding focused on replacing its complete fleet of buses with electric vehicles (EVs). The progression accompanies £50 million of new funding from the Department for Transport that will…
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Tees Valley secured £3m funding for hydrogen transport

Tees Valley secured £3m funding for hydrogen transport: Set to become home to what thought to be the UK’s first hydrogen transport hub is Tees Valley. It has been announced today by the government that a new £3 million investment to kickstart the project which could lead to 5,000 new jobs in the North East.…
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First hydrogen-powered train starts trials today

First hydrogen-powered train starts trials today: The UK mainline will see the first-ever hydrogen-powered train on its track today. The HydroFLEX train trial today follows development work of almost two years and investment by both Porterbrook and the University of Birmingham of more than £1 million. The Department for Transport (DfT) also supported the project…
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£12m new funding for EV transformation announced

£12m new funding for EV transformation announced: £12 million of new funding to support electric vehicle (EV) research projects has been announced by the UK Government. The funding will benefit projects that will integrate the most promising electric transport technologies, which underpins the government’s commitment to driving down emissions and encouraging more UK drivers to…
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Driverless vehicles could be coming from 2021

Driverless vehicles could be coming from 2021: A call for evidence has come from the UK Government to see how a technology could fit into the current road network, called Automated Lane-Keeping System (ALKS) it may make make driving easier and smoother. Able to take control of a vehicle at low speeds, the ALKS technology…
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