Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia to drive autonomous future forward with new software

Mercedes-Benz and computer chip manufacturer Nvidia, have joined forces to build a software-defined computing infrastructure system that enables vehicles to receive over-the-air software updates to ensure they are equipped with the latest autonomous features. The companies said the new system would enable level two and three driving autonomy, as well as automated parking functions of […]

London designers unveil the “quarter car” autonomous concept

Industrial design and innovation company Seymourpowell has revealed details of Quarter Car, which is an autonomous vehicle with four segregated luxury pods. The idea is people can share mobility whilst having their own personal space. Seymourpowell says the concept “envisions the future of the digital ride hailing economy and shared transport through a personalised, autonomous […]

Transport for Wales joins Urban Transport Group

Transport for Wales has agreed to join the Urban Transport Group-the collection of 13 transport authorities-as an associate member. Members of the group include; Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, London, Sheffield City Region, Tyne and Wear, the West Midlands and West Yorkshire, and Associate Members in Strathclyde, the West of England, Tees Valley, Nottingham and […]

Ford makes connected services standard in Europe

Ford has announced it’s making a range of connected vehicle services complimentary to European customers, enabling drivers to control and monitor key features in their cars from their smartphone. Drivers access connected vehicle features using the FordPass app which enables a variety of remote services, including checking on vehicle health, fuel level and oil levels, […]

Councils need to continue to prioritise road space, says Shapps

Local authorities need to prioritise the way road space is used in the immediate future, focusing on cycling and walking, Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport told the Transport Committee yesterday. When asked about the rise in traffic levels to 70% of pre-covid levels and the fact that people are being told to avoid […]

Re-thinking mobility: the role of cycling in the post-pandemic recovery

By James Warfe, Associate Director – Transport Planning and Advisory, AECOM The coronavirus has significantly impacted how we move around our cities and communities, and affected people’s willingness to travel in crowded situations. With social distancing measures in place we have seen a significant reduction in public transport usage and many have turned to cycling […]

Shapps criticises TfL fare freeze

The Transport Secretary has described London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to freeze fares on tubes and buses for four years as not “reasonable”, because it led to a shortfall in around £640 million in revenue. Grant Shapps was answering questions posed by the Transport Select Committee over the Government’s £1.6 billion bailout of Transport for […]

BMW supports Apple digital key

BMW drivers are to be the first in the world to be able to use their iPhone as a car key. The company says that in the future customers will be able to set up a key on a compatible phone and share it with up to five friends. Users set the system up by […]

WJ Group and HW Martin move collaborative partnership forward

WJ Group and HW Martin have announced they are to continue their collaborative relationship following the successful implementation of the ISO44001 management system in Highways England’s supply chain community. The companies will continue working together to generate ‘further mutually beneficial outcomes’, it was reported yesterday. ISO44001 is an international standard for collaborative business relationships that […]


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