Highways England opens new consultation on Lower Thames Crossing project

Highways England have announced a new consultation for its Lower Thames Crossing project. This will give people the opportunity to feedback on refinements made to the project’s design based on comments from earlier consultations. These include minor changes to the highway design, new and updated paths for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, proposals for redirecting and […]

Liverpool’s Strand gets a redesign to help improve safety, air quality and congestion

One of Liverpool’s most well-known roads-The Strand-is to get a ‘eco-friendly’ redesign next week. The Strand runs past the historic Royal Albert Docks, Liverpool ONE and Three Graces, is to undergo a £22m upgrade to help reduce congestion and improve safety and air quality. This will include creating a permanent segregated cycle lane to connect […]

Amey Consulting led consortium appointed to Highways England £250m advisory framework

Amey Consulting, in collaboration with Capita, has been appointed by Highways England to the Specialist Professional & Technical Services 2 (SPaTS2) framework. Securing a place on Lot 1 of the framework. Amey will provide technical advisory and consulting services to Highways England over the next four years to help them deliver £27.4bn of investment in […]

Aimsun releases latest modelling software

The transport simulation company Aimsun has released the latest version of its Aimsun Next mobility modelling software, which has a series of features to help planners understand the movement of pedestrians and cyclists. As cities struggle to manage a return to work for citizens and a reduction in public transport capacity due to social distancing […]

Scooter start-up poaches Uber execs

The German electric scooter start-up TIER Mobility has appointed Fred Jones to run its UK division and has also hired policy chief Benjamin Bell. Jones leaves Uber after working there for five years, yet only five months after taking over as the company’s general manager of UK and Ireland. TIER is planning to launch its […]

“Deepfake” tech “brings universal autonomy in sight

The Oxford-based technology firm Oxbotica has announced it’s developed and deployed technology to teach driverless vehicles the “near infinite” variations of a single situation without it having to test in the real world. It says it’s using “deepfake” technology that is capable of generating thousands of photo-realistic images in minutes, employing deep learning artificial intelligence […]

International support for driverless car regulations

60 countries have agreed to sign up to a United Nations Regulation aimed at the safe introduction of automated vehicles in certain traffic environments. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe-led code establishes strict requirements for Automated Lane Keeping Systems for passenger cars which, once activated, are in primary control of the vehicle. However, the […]

Jaguar launches wireless charging taxi project

Jaguar Land Rover is to work with authorities in the Norwegian capital, Oslo on the world’s first high-powered wireless taxis. In a programme known as ‘ElectriCity’, Jaguar will join Nordic taxi operator Cabonline , the region’s largest charge point operator Fortum Recharge, US technology developer Momentum Dynamics and the City of Oslo to build wireless, […]

Amazon buys driverless company Zoox

Amazon’s spending more than a billion dollars to buy American driverless start-up Zoox. Analysts think the retailer will use the technology to expand into the ride hailing business rather than for autonomous deliveries, although clearly that would be attractive to save costs in the logistics side of its operation. A price has not been disclosed […]


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