Technology

New app identifies pump prices at major supermarket fuel stations

A new app – the Petrol Station Finder from fuel card provider FuelGenie – lists prices for every Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s fuel station across the UK. Aimed at fleets of all sizes, prices on the app are based on the most recent purchases by FuelGenie customers at each location. Company car drivers and fleet …

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Electric van and drone complete deliveries in Oxfordshire

Electric van and drone complete deliveries in Oxfordshire

A successful delivery trial using an electric van and a drone has taken place in Oxfordshire. The initiative, planned and overseen by Oxfordshire County Council, is part of the Harmony Project, testing low-carbon transportation as well as the integration of new mobility technologies with existing systems. Taking place at Milton Park, in Oxfordshire, the trial, …

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Elderly drivers are quicker to adapt to EVs than younger motorists

Elderly drivers are quicker to adapt to EVs than younger motorists

Electric vehicle sales have drastically increased this past year with British drivers buying more EVs in March 2022 alone than in the whole of 2019. In March, British drivers registered nearly 40,000 new electric vehicles and the data marked a 79 percent increase from March 2021 and discovered that battery-powered cars now account for one …

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Smartwatch guidance should be added to fleet policies

Smartwatch guidance should be added to fleet policies

Fleet polices should include guidance on the use of smartwatches and wearables, following changes to the Highway Code. Drivers caught using a hand-held device that can send and receive data whilst driving, including smartphones, sat-navs and tablets can receive an on-the-spot £200 fixed penalty notice and six points on a licence. The changes include the …

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World must embrace technology that helps fossil fuels burn more cleanly to avoid energy crunch

World must embrace technology that helps fossil fuels burn more cleanly to avoid energy crunch

The world must embrace technology that helps fossil fuels burn more cleanly and efficiently to help avoid an energy crunch, leading fuel technology company SulNOx Group Plc said. SulNOx Group, which specialises in providing responsible solutions towards decarbonisation of liquid hydrocarbon fuels, said the need was urgent, with oil demand expected to grow by about …

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Toyota teams with Tesla in using low-cost cameras to develop self-driving tech

Toyota teams with Tesla in using low-cost cameras to develop self-driving tech

In a bid to try to advance self-driving technology without expensive sensors such as lidars, Toyota Motor Corp. unit Woven Planet has joined forces with Tesla Inc. Woven Planet informed Reuters it is able to use low-cost cameras to collect data and effectively train its self-driving system, a “breakthrough” that it hopes will help drive …

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Qualcomm highlights it’s latest digital chassis technology

Qualcomm, best known as the provider of chips that power many of the world’s smartphones that don’t have an Apple logo, have been growing their presence in the automotive industry. Qualcomm recently highlighted its Digital Chassis strategy and some of the automotive partners that are leveraging the technology. For the past two decades, Qualcomm has …

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