Global automakers, universities, and low-emissions vehicle innovators present the future of low carbon transport at Cenex-LCV2017 seminars

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Air Quality and Smart Electric Vehicle Infrastructure among topics featuring in seminar schedule released today for Cenex-LCV2017; the UK’s largest Low Carbon Vehicle Event

Loughborough, UK, 7 August 2017 – Cenex – today released the seminar programme for Cenex-LCV2017 (, the UK’s largest technology-showcasing and networking event for the UK low carbon vehicle community. Senior figures from automakers including Nissan Toyota, Ford Motor Company and Jaguar Land Rover, will join experts from technology developers, Government and the energy sector, to review and discuss the future of low carbon vehicles and supporting energy infrastructure in the UK and Europe.

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Cenex announces demonstration program to improve air quality by giving local authorities the technology to control city vehicle emissions

Dramatic improvements in urban air quality are within reach, thanks to smart technology systems being developed by a clean technology consortium, to be deployed in Leeds

Loughborough, UK – 7 August 2017: Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies – today joined Leeds City Council to announce the launch of Project ACCRA, a collaboration between Leeds City Council, Cenex, the Transport Systems Catapult, Earthsense, Dynniq, and Tevva Motors Ltd. The project will showcase Smart City technology applications that demonstrate real-time emissions control, using live air quality data to trigger electric hybrid engines to automatically switch to zero-emission running in heavily polluted areas. The project will be demonstrated in Leeds and promises to offer cities new ways to reduce urban air pollution without additional charges to motorists or businesses.

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Marcus Hutchins: Legal proceedings would be a “dark day for the industry”

Ron Austin, Associate Professor, School of Computing and Digital Technology, Birmingham City University, UK


If you have been following the technology news over the last few days it has been filled with reports that Marcus Hutchins has been arrested by the FBI. For those that don’t know who Marcus is, you may remember the WannaCry attacks on the NHS last month. Marcus is a security researcher and was credited for stopping the attack on the NHS (or at least limiting the impact by finding the kill switch within the code).

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Cylance Revolutionizes Consumer Security Market with First AI-Driven Next Generation Antivirus

CylancePROTECT Home Edition uses AI to extend smart, simple security that prevents execution of today’s most advanced malware from corporate office to home office

LONDON, UK, August 3, 2017—Cylance® Inc., the company that revolutionised traditional antivirus with AI-powered prevention that blocks everyday malware along with today’s most advanced cyberthreats, today announced the availability of the industry’s first ever next generation antivirus product for consumers, CylancePROTECT® Home Edition. The product will initially be available to employees of Cylance enterprise customers, extending the advanced prevention capabilities of the artificial intelligence (AI)-driven CylancePROTECT from enterprise network endpoints to include the personal devices of employees and their families, significantly reducing corporate information risk.

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Does cloud computing offer cyber security?

High-profile cybercrime such as data theft, ransomware and computer hacks seem to be occurring more frequently and with higher costs, but cloud computing may provide the security that companies are searching for, experts suggest. “Cloud computing improves IT security and security professionals need as much help as possible,” said Nick McQuire, vice president of enterprise research at CCS Insight.

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Cash dies a death as UK shoppers turn backs on notes and cashiers in favour of apps

New research among 2,000 UK adults by supermarket app Ubamarket has revealed how out-dated payment systems are driving away customers, with 20% of UK adults saying in-app payments are their favourite method of paying for items. This figure rises to 34% among 18-34 year olds. The survey also revealed that over 10 million people (20%) will completely avoid shops, restaurants, newsagents etc that only accept cash.

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Bikers coming in for a landing

Two-wheeled aerobatics to kick off “Bike & Style” at Munich Airport

There’s more than one way of getting airborne at Munich Airport: a bike will work, too. This Friday afternoon will mark the start of “Bike & Style” in the Munich Airport Center Forum. It will represent a first for the airport: from now until Sunday August 20, it will be the hub of the international mountain biking scene.

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