SH L!ve moves to a ‘digital week’ format for this year

SH L!ve, the exhibition and conference organised by Safer Highways is moving to a virtual format this September, with the next physical event now taking place on 21st and 22nd April. “Owing to the current uncertainty around mass gatherings in the coming months and as a duty of care to everyone who would have been […]

Plan for new £2.7 billion transport hubs in East Midlands revealed

A partnership of councils, transport organisations and East Midlands Airport has come together to launch a £2.7 billion vision to provide fast and frequent road, bus, tram and rail connections to the future HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton. The vision would mean that major towns and villages across the East Midlands regions would […]

New ADEPT President: “Let’s keep our places extraordinary”

Keeping places ‘extraordinary for our people’ will be one of the priorities of Nigel Riglar, the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT)’s new President. Speaking after he took over from Darryl Eyers, Mr Riglar, who is Director of Environment and Community Services at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “In what will be […]

Cardiff to work with Arup on strategy for creating a safer city

Cardiff Council is working with highways and transport consultant Arup, to investigate how it can work with partners to create a ‘Safer Cardiff’ for both residents and workers travelling into the city centre once the current lockdown restrictions are lifted. Arup will develop a strategy in partnership with the council and business to support the […]

Third round of funding for active travel opens in Scotland

Transport Scotland has opened a third round of funding from the Scottish Government’s active travel budget for 2020/21 to help increase walking, cycling and other modes of sustainable travel. The Paths for All’s Smarter Choices Smarter Places Open Fund has been allocated £2 million in this round, with the fund supporting the Transport Transition Plan […]

Driverless car company gets VW investment to expand to Europe

The American self-driving car company Argo has received a $2.6 billion (approx £2 billion) investment from Volkswagen to expand into Europe. Its CEO Bryan Salesky has blogged that the move to add a centre in Europe “differentiates us as the only self-driving technology platform company with partnerships and commercial agreements for deployment across the U.S. and Europe.” […]

Skoda merges connected car apps into single solution

The Czech carmaker Skoda has improved its smartphone app experience by putting the functionality of two different ones into one. Up until now, the Skoda Connect app provided online services such as remote locking or unlocking of the doors, or displaying the current position of the parked vehicle. Meanwhile the Skoda OneApp used SmartLink+ technology […]


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