Ten new companies join CPC’s Intelligent Mobility Accelerator

A company using AI to improve electric vehicle charging, one that uses big data to make public transport more efficient and a way of making travel more sustainable by influencing behaviour have joined a programme to support transport start ups. The Connected Places Catapult’s Intelligent Mobility Accelerator, which is a partnership between Connected Places Catapult […]

Who is winning the self-driving car race?

Bloomberg has published an interesting report on the state of the self-driving car race. It says Waymo is still the one to beat. But in a post-Covid world, autonomous will enable more of our contactless needs. Read the full investigation here: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2020-self-driving-car-race/

Councils will have to rewrite how they deliver transport

Local authorities are going to completely rewrite how they deliver transport in the future, thanks to the changes forced upon them by the pandemic. This was the key highlight from the latest ITS (UK) webinar, where a panel made up of experts from local highways authorities discussed the challenges surrounding everything from changes to revenue […]

COVID-19 Site Operating Procedures new guidance released

The Construction Leadership Council has released guidance for managers and workers on construction sites to keep them safe while returning to work during the pandemic. The guidance is the latest agreed Site Operating Procedures including cleaning and close working as well as procedures for when someone falls ill. It has been designed as a checklist, […]

HERE launches delivery app for small business

Mapping company HERE has launched a new service for small businesses struggling to meet an increased demand for online deliveries during the Coronavirus restrictions. HERE WeGo helps businesses plan delivery routes and manage drivers effectively and is being offered free until the end of the year. The app allows planning of multi-stop routes, share them […]

AA encourages “park and cycle” schemes

The AA is calling for park-and-cycle schemes to be set up on the outskirts of cities to help people avoid public transport but keep traffic moving. President of the AA Edmund King says it’s vital to support people who have to drive to work, telling the Daily Telegraph, “It’s fine to say, walk and cycle […]

TfL planning “one of world’s largest” car free zones

London’s mayor is planning to ban cars from a significant amount the centre of the capital to encourage walking and cycling. ITV News reports Sadiq Khan is considering making streets from London Bridge to Shoreditch, Euston to Waterloo and Old Street to Holborn limited to buses, pedestrians and cyclists to help encourage safe and sustainable […]

WJ ready to demarcate pop-up cycling and walking routes

WJ Group has been gearing up to support highway authorities with design, innovative products, rapid deployment and installation ofdemarcation solutions for pop-up cycle and walking routes. With the coronavirus crisis likely to continue for some months at least,the concern is that people will shy away from public transport andrevert to using their own cars. Consequently […]

Switching to electric vehicles would cut transport emissions by 42%

Changing all cars to available electric vehicles could cut emissions by almost 12% straight away, according to new research by Nottingham Trent University. Researchers have said that 42 million tonnes of CO2 would be removed from the atmosphere by switching to electric vehicles, reducing the transport sectors emissions by more than 42% . The work […]


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