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Technology & Innovation
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Flying ‘cars’: Boeing lifts off in race to revolutionise travel

Company says prototype - part helicopter, drone and plane – lifted off and landed safely
Legislation & Regulation
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Petition calls for ‘immediate halt’ to shared space

A charity which campaigns on behalf of blind and visually impaired people is urging the Government to introduce legislation to prevent ‘further discrimination’ against disabled people through the use of shared space road design
Fuel
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Average UK petrol price drops below 120p/litre

Autumn petrol consumption rebounds to four-year high, but, overall, 2018’s inflated petrol costs lost retailers four day’s trade
Road Safety
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Police forces continue campaign to tackle speeding

Police forces across the UK continue their efforts to tackle speeding drivers as part of a national speed enforcement campaign
Road Safety
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Driver2020 launched with appeal for learner drivers to participate

Learner drivers are being sought to participate in a new research project to help newly-qualified drivers improve their skills and safety when they begin driving post-test
Road Safety
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‘Survive the Drive’ road safety initiative being piloted at military bases

Armed forces personnel are much more likely to die in a car crash than civilians
Cars
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UK firm launches fuel cell charge point for electric cars – but will hydrogen power our electric dreams?

British firm AFC Energy has launched the first ever hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle charger, a system it describes as a “breakthrough” in clean mobility
Cars
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Uber built a miniature fake city in Pittsburgh to test self-driving cars

The "city" is equipped with everything from oblivious pedestrians to erratic drivers
Fuel
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Drivers planning to shed pounds off fuel bills in 2019

More than half of AA members would make a New Year’s resolution about driving and a quarter of those will try to drive more economically