Toyota reveals plan to convert trucks into eco-friendly “powertrains”

Toyota reveals plan to convert trucks into eco-friendly “powertrains”

Portable emissions-free “power plants” could soon hit the road under plans by Toyota to fit some of the company’s light-duty trucks with hydrogen fuel cells that can generate electricity. The world’s second-largest carmaker will begin testing the plan to fit a Toyota Dyna with hydrogen fuel cells in Japan later this month, a move that could create fleets of temporary, mobile electricity sources worldwide. The specially equipped vans could generate electricity for 72 hours straight and could potentially replace the diesel-fuelled mini generators that typically power outdoor sporting events, concerts…

Read More

Deloitte has been fined a record £ 15 million for failing autonomy test

Deloitte has been fined a record £ 15 million for failing autonomy test

Audit firm Deloitte has been fined a record £15m and been severely reprimanded for failings in its audits of the software company Autonomy between January 2009 and June 2011. Two former Deloitte partners involved in the audits, Richard Knights and Nigel Mercer, were also fined and sanctioned by the accounting watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). The FRC said that Deloitte and Richard Knights failed to “act with integrity and objectivity”. Deloitte, one of the “big four” accountancy firms, has also agreed to provide a full analysis of the misconduct…

Read More

Pandemic review reveals Italy especially disillusioned with the EU

Pandemic review reveals Italy especially disillusioned with the EU

Opinions on how governments handled the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic varies hugely in Europe, a survey showed Thursday (17 September), with hard-hit Italians especially disillusioned with the EU. The poll was carried out on behalf of activist group “More in Common” in late June and July, but the data was made public on Thursday after being seen by top officials in Berlin, Paris, Brussels and London. The survey, covering the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Poland, hints at what helped bring about the…

Read More