Experts look to technology to create more flexible bus services

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Society has responded to a government consultation about the future of transport by backing the use of technology to deliver flexible bus services. The consultation questioned whether regulation needs to be updated and the Society’s response team backed such a change. They suggested that operators could be able to drive on […]

Cohda and u-blox create next-gen V2X solution

Smart city solutions provider Cohda Wireless has partnered with Swiss firm u-blox to produce an advanced V2X solution. They say the deal will see Cohda’s V2X software stack supporting the a chip from the wireless communication technologies and services company. The u-blox chip enables wireless vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication which has now been enhanced with […]

Siemens to upgrade Renfrewshire’s traffic control system as part of new 10-year contract

Siemens Mobility will upgrade and expand Renfrewshire Council’s traffic control system, as part of anew 10-year contract. The system controls 66 sites across the region and Siemens will replace Renfrewshire Council’s existing, locally hosted urban traffic control (UTC) system with the company’s latest cloud hosted UTC-UX solution. The company will also upgrade the outdated analogue […]

UK drops to ninth in AV readiness index

The latest KMPG study assessing how prepared 30 leading countries are in the development of autonomous vehicles has seen the United Kingdom fall two places to ninth. The third KMPG Readiness Index compares jurisdictions across a range of attributes such as safety, privacy, digital infrastructure, impact on transport systems and cross-border travel. The UK retains […]

ERTICO announces two 5G projects

The European Intelligent Transport organisation ERTICO has announced two new projects to test and evaluate 5G-related services. 5G-LOGINNOV aims to see how connected technology can be used to reduce emissions by synchronising 5G in intelligent approaches to the management, routing and optimisation in port areas and use a secure information sharing infrastructure. 5G-META will evaluate […]

Kent County Council searches for contractor to deliver resurfacing work

Kent County Council has announced it is looking for a contractor for highway resurfacing work worth up to £160 million. The contract notice said that the highway authority was looking for a contractor to work on its sites to entail the cold milling of the top layers of the road structure and repaving with an […]

TfN agrees that creating ‘green jobs’ is essential for a sustainable recovery

Transport for the North has welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s economic statement that set out a ‘Plan for Jobs,’ saying the commitment to creating ‘green jobs’ and supporting young workers was ‘essential’ for a sustainable future. Barry White, Chief Executive, Transport for the North, said: “The Chancellor’s update today is welcome news, demonstrating the Government’s will […]


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