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TfL extends trial of upper deck seat indicators

Following a successful trial on a route 141 bus, during the Year of the Bus last year, TfL has announced that it has expanded its upper deck seat indicator trial to a whole bus route in partnership with UK mobile digital recording technology company Timespace.

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Major breakthrough in Hydrogen fuel technology

Scientists have dramatically increased the efficiency of producing clean hydrogen fuel from plant waste, the Independent has reported.

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Bristol to be first city to install CycleEye

Bristol is to be the first city in the world to install CycleEye, a cyclist sensor alert system designed by Bristol-based Fusion Processing.

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Anaerobic Digestion could provide fuel source of the future

Anaerobic Digestion (AD), a waste treatment process that converts organic material such as food or garden waste into biogas and biofertiliser, has been highlighted as one of the top 10 vital renewable technologies for smart cities in a Green Investment Bank report, entitled ten ways to modernise and improve UK urban infrastructure.

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Wrightbus leads electric charging research consortium

A UK consortium led by Wrightbus and including Magtec, Chargemaster and Cambridge University is to research the development of a common platform to power ultra-low emission buses.

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BYD electric decker in London this year

Transport for London (TfL) Managing Director, Surface Transport Leon Daniels hopes to see a BYD (Build Your Dreams) electric double-decker in the capital this year. Chinese manufacturer BYD has already built a 12-metre, tri-axle electric ’decker, the K10 which was believed to have been targeted at Kowloon Motor Bus in Hong Kong. Talking about the New Routemaster built by Wrightbus, Leon says in The Londoner there’s a concept design for an all-electric version of it.

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Winner of bus audio-visual student competition announced

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has announced the winner of a competition to improve bus journeys for people with sight and hearing impairments.

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Whisky is a new biofuel

A Scottish company has unveiled the first sample of a biofuel made from Scotch whisky by-products.

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WiFi rolled out on Manchester Metroshuttle

Manchester city centre’s free Metroshuttle buses have been fitted with free WiFi.

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TfL to trial Intelligent Speed Application

Transport for London (TfL) intends to carry out a trial to fit ISA (Intelligent Speed Application) technology on over 30 buses on different London bus routes – according to a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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