Drone Delivery Technology – the latest news.

Amazon’s drone delivery program is more than simply at the development stage, but the company still has to overcome serious challenges to make the technology available to customers. One of these is getting drones near enough to large populations so they’re more efficient than regular road delivery. Amazon is looking into building massive “Beehive” structures…

Mayor of London announces bus retrofit plan for zero emissions

  The Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn has announced an £86.1 million plan to retrofit five thousand of the capital’s buses to meet the Euro VI emission standard. Sadiq Kahn MP announced last week that Transport for London will work with all of the capital’s bus operators and five companies named as Amminex, Baumot Twintec,…

London Direct Vision Standard, what do you think?

    More information is emerging about the Mayor of London’s plans to introduce a Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for larger HGVs operating in London. This will mean an outright ban on all goods vehicles over 12 tonnes which do not meet its standard. There will be no option to pay a daily charge. HGVs…

HGV manufacturers warn:- Don’t let diesel be branded the new asbestos

  Growing concern about the threat to health posed by diesel exhaust fumes could see Euro 6 heavy-duty diesels being banned from many cities due to the poor performance of older diesel vehicles, manufacturers fear. Speaking at a ‘round table’ which formed part of the recent Microlise Transport Conference, senior representatives of four major manufacturers…

Growing Support of Customs Brexit Rethink

Growing Support for Customs Brexit rethink   “In order to ensure that Wales and the rest of the UK can continue to trade effectively with Ireland and the European Union, it is vital that delays in port areas are kept to a minimum following Brexit.” These are the words of Chris Yarsley, FTA’s EU Affairs…

May 2017 Sees Drop In Car Sales.

Sales of new cars fell 8.5% in May 2017 from a year earlier. Buyers are holding back in the run-up to the general election, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has said. The SMMT said just 186,265 new cars were registered in May. But sales of alternatively fuelled cars rose after falling in…

About BackWatch Vehicle Safety Specialists

        About BackWatch Vehicle Safety Specialists. As BackWatch approach their 20th year in business as vehicle safety specialists they continue to provide the same traditional levels of customer care that have made them front runners in the field but also continue to move forward with new innovations in the sector. BackWatch are…

2020 Clean Air Zones

Clean Air Zones by 2020     The government published its quality plan in December committing to introducing clean air zones in five UK cities by 2020. 2020 is also the year that London will see Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ) introduced. The UK’s highest polluting vehicles, such as buses, taxis, coaches and Lorries will…

South Korea plans giant uninhabited autonomous Test Town.

Autonomous Test Town   K-City test town is planned to be an eighty eight acre facility with motorways, bus lanes and autonomous parking zones. The motorways are to open in October 2017 with the rest of the facility following next year. The complex will allow self-driving cars to run the course without the need of a…