The new Mini Electric is rolling off the production line at BMW’s Mini Plant in Oxford ready for launch on March 7. Every 67 seconds a newly-built Mini drives out of the plant, and now it can be a petrol, diesel or electric model as the Mini Electric car has been designed to integrate into the existing production facility. TechTribe Oxford visits the plant and tries out the new car on Oxford's roads.read more...
Oxford Bus Company is to examine whether its PickMeUp service could attract new funding following a new five-year funding package announced by the government.
The financial case for electric vehicles (EV’s) was the focus of an Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire Greentech business breakfast this week. To a packed room at the Said Business School, speakers addressed topics that would-be adopters of commercial EV's want to understand. Leasing options, tax breaks, insurance, the second-hand market and cost of ownership were all high on the agenda.
Congestion and pollution are the unwanted byproducts of our growing economy. Business leaders share their thoughts on solutions and the future of connectivity.
When it needed to replace a six-year-old transport modelling system, Oxfordshire County Council saw an opportunity to innovate by identifying the outcomes needed, then giving firms the challenge of delivering on them.
As more electric cargo bikes take to Oxford's roads, they could become the catalyst the city needs to make cycling provision ample and safe for all.
Parked commercial electric vehicles (EV's) could be used to help balance electricity supply on the UK’s energy network. Oxfordshire County Council is taking part in a national scheme to test the feasibility of vehicle-to-grid power management. This would involve EV's delivering power from their batteries back into the national grid when they are plugged in for charging, helping to prevent the network from becoming stressed at peak times.
Here are two makers of cargo bikes currently being used on Oxford’s cycle network. For more advice contact bike retailer Warlands on Botley Road.
Online shopping and AirBnB are key growth drivers for cargo bike deliveries for firms like bike courier Pedal & Post and Oxwash laundry service.
POSTPONED Safety in numbers – next generation patient monitoring and data analysis in acute care – talk by Dr Keith Errey, CEO and co-founder of Isansys and strong advocate of digital and data-driven methods in healthcare. 12 to 1.30pm at Bio Escalator, 696 Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7FZ. Details
Internet of Things Thames Valley April This regular gathering of the IoT community goes online for the first time with speakers from Jaguar Land Rover and Happiest Minds on connected cars, NVIDIA on autonomous objects, Computer Futures on women in tech, Thames Valley Berkshire on the connected city cluster and MIT Dynamic Technologies on carbon emissions reduction. From 7pm online. Click here to register.
POSTPONED Manufacturing Connect Event – Future Factories Connect, share and create opportunities with some of the region‘s brightest manufacturers. 10am to 1pm at Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd, 172 Park Drive, Abingdon OX14 4SD Postponed until further notice, click here for details.