Autonomous vehicles may not prevent all crashes, says report

Driver mistakes play a role in virtually all crashes. That’s why automation has been held up as a potential game changer for safety. But autonomous vehicles might prevent only around a third of all crashes if automated systems drive too much like people, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety […]

Tfl signs £500m civil engineering contract

Transport for London has signed a four-year deal with Costain, Morgan Sindall and Skanska to deliver what it calls some of its more complex, large scale, civil engineering schemes which will improve London’s road network for all. The new £500 million framework will see the trio working with TfL to design and build some of […]

New toolkit launched to help with DMRB

A new toolkit has been developed to help highway contractors with the new Design Manual for Roads and Bridges. As part of the new Manual, there is the requirement to manage drainage asset data and conduct specialist drainage surveys has changed. Designed to improve asset management, highways maintenance and reduce the risk of flooding and […]

Hydrogen fuel has a bigger role to play in transport says report

Hydrogen fuel has a bigger role to play in helping reduce carbon emissions from the highways and transport sector, according to a new report by the Centre for Policy Studies. The report, Driving Change-How Hydrogen can Fuel a Transport Revolution, calls for progress to be made with heavy-duty vehicles such as buses, trains, ships and […]

Fiat testing automatic hybrid switch

It’s reported Fiat is pilotting a project which automatically switches hybrid plug-in cars to electric-only mode when entering congested city centres. Reuters reports that the project in Turin, named ‘Turin Geofencing Lab’ is based on a prototype system with fully integrated on-board sensors allowing a car to recognise when it is entering a restricted traffic […]

Samsung patents sat nav glasses

The technology company Samsung has filed a patent in South Korea for glasses which have augmented reality and show turn-by-turn navigation. reports that the idea can be described as a “head up display that’s on at all times.” The patent description suggests a camera will work with the glasses to read the road ahead. […]

West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme starts as contractor is appointed

Gloucestershire County Council has appointed contractor, Knights Brown to start work on the first half of the West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme (WCTIS). Hampshire based Construction firm Knights Brown has been chosen by the Council to implement the plan and from early June 2020, work will start on several key junctions along the A40 corridor in […]

Sheffield City Region plans to deliver 620 miles of cycling and walking routes

The Sheffield City Region has revealed plans to create a network of more than 620 miles of accessible walking and cycling routes across South Yorkshire. The network will feature 800 safe crossings for people travelling on foot or by bike, and nearly 200 square miles of low traffic neighbourhoods, which see streets transformed. This forms […]

Scottish highway and transport contractors prepare for work to restart

Highway and transport contractors in Scotland are to begin pre-start preparations on sites as part of first phase of easing restrictions. The construction sector has moved into the first phases of its restart plan, following the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s recent announcement that Scotland would move into Phase 1 of the route map from May […]


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