Several councils across UK reveal active travel plans

The West Midlands region has received £3.85m to fund active travel measures as part of the Department for Transport’s £250m Emergency Active Travel Fund. Around 45 schemes have been suggested in the West Midlands, including pop-up cycle lanes, wider pavements, and road closures to create low traffic neighbourhoods as well as cycle racks and funds […]

Cornwall gets funding for improvements to 48 roads

A list of 48 roads in Cornwall set to benefit from £5.5 million of improvements has been announced. This is part of the £100 million ‘New Deal’ package announced by Boris Johnson earlier this week, with £5 million coming from the Government and £5000,000 in additional local funding. The road improvements in the county are […]

Highways England’s creative thinking helps social distancing and safety

Highways England teams and their supply chain across the country have been developing ‘creative and innovative ways’ to help getting essential work completed, without compromising the safety of workers In the South West workers have been wearing devices tied around their waists which sets off a buzzer in their safety helmets if someone gets too […]

Public “needs more education” on eCall

Leading members of ITS (UK)’s Connected Vehicle Forum are warning some of the benefits of the eCall safety system are not being realised in the UK because people simply don’t know how to use it. eCall has been mandatory in all new vehicles for more than two years, but there is concern that drivers have […]

Radar traffic solution “exceeds expectations”

The traffic technology company Smart Video and Sensing is hailing its first road trials of a new radar-based traffic data collection product. The NOVUS solution, trialled on the busy Eastern Road in Portsmouth, consists of a multi lane radar detector, the NOVUS M64 roadside data processor unit and a cloud hosted back office. SVS says […]

Ford and TomTom team up on next-gen connected vehicles

Satnav and location technology company TomTom, has been awarded a global multi-year deal to power Ford’s next-generation connected car solution SYNC® with its real-time traffic service. Ford says TomTom’s real-time traffic information will keep drivers informed and help them reduce their travel time. TomTom’s traffic service processes over 70 million driving hours every day. TomTom […]


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