Scottish Government gives £46.7 million extra to bus operators

The Scottish Government has provided additional expenditure of £46.7 million to support bus operators to increase bus services over the next two months. Bus travel accounts for just under three quarters of all public transport journeys, according to Transport Scotland and the new funding is to cover the anticipated loss of fare-paying passenger revenue that operators […]

Bridgend County Borough gets £2.25 million investment for road network

More roads, pavements and bridges in Bridgend County Borough are set to be resurfaced, repaired and improved as part of a £2.25 million investment into the local highway network. Using funding from Welsh Government and the council’s Capital Programme for 2020-21, the local authority are carrying out work on 44 local roads, eight footways and […]

Ford adds hands-free driving in North America

Carmaker Ford is launching a range of new technology features on its cars, including Active Drive Assist, which allows for hands-free driving on more than 100,000 miles of divided highways in all 50 states and Canada. It says Active Drive Assist on the Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology is the “next evolution” of Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with […]

Telford & Wrekin Council offers help to move forward sustainable transport trials

Telford & Wrekin Council has registered its interest in taking part in a proposed trial of electronic scooters and is looking into the viability of running a pilot trial across the borough. The council has also been in touch with the Department for Transport about the possibility of running demand responsive transport trials. This would […]

Digital maps “vital” to understanding “new normal”

Mapping and traffic information company TomTom says digital maps are helping transport managers to cope with changes to traffic patterns in the light of Coronavirus. Andy Marchant, TomTom’s Head of Visualisation Lab says the Company’s delivering information to look at the expected traffic at certain times of the day and compare this to what we see […]

Bosch offers European EV charger app

Bosch is developing recharging services that now give drivers access to one of the biggest pan-European recharging networks. For the drivers of electric cars, this means that they can use the proprietary Bosch app “Charge My EV” or affiliated providers such as “Clever Laden” to find vacant charge spots round the clock. Users can access […]

Alexa now has an in-car version

Amazon’s Alexa is a fixture in many homes, but is now available in car too. The Echo Auto is now on sale on the company’s website, offering drivers a full list of voice commands from changing music to taking phone calls and checking their diary. It connects via an audio jack or Bluetooth plugs into […]

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