Former TfL Commissioner joins MottMac

Mott MacDonald has appointed the former Transport for London Commissioner Mike Brown as an independent member of its shareholders’ committee. It says that, as part of the 20-strong committee comprised of senior Mott MacDonald employee shareholders, Brown will “provide support, oversight and challenge to the executive board”. It adds that, with extensive experience of infrastructure […]

AECOM launches electric vehicle smart charging management system

Global Infrastructure firm AECOM is launching a new smart system for fleet and infrastructure owners which it says allows them to manage charging in the most energy efficient and low carbon way. It’s signed an MoU with EV technology charging company Zapinamo to deliver a solution which enables owners of EV fleets and owners of […]

AI Company launches in-car payment system “which anticipates a driver’s needs”

AI technology firm Cerence has launched Cerence Pay, a new product that delivers secure, contactless in-car payment through voice-powered AI. The American company says Cerence Pay is designed to anticipate drivers’ needs and provide a seamless payment transaction from intent to authentication via voice and facial biometrics and through to purchase. The company is currently […]

Workers return to A9 dualling project

Four months after stopping work because of social distancing concerns, crews working on turning the A9 in Scotland into a dual carriageway are back at work. Management decided to stop the work in April but the Courier reports that site bosses have confirmed that teams are working at the Luncarty to Birnam stretch again. Contractors […]

Nissan accepting electricity as parking payment

Nissan is giving customers the ability to pay for parking with electricity. In what it says is a global first, electric vehicle drivers will be able to discharge power from their car’s battery pack to pay for parking while visiting the Nissan Pavilion exhibition space in the Japanese city of Yokohama. Nissan says the payment […]

American city uses modelling to optimise school bus timings

With 11,000 children to transport to school and bus capacity being cut from 70 people to 11, the city of Arlington, Virginia has struggled to work out how to cope. It’s using technology to find a solution, working Dynamic Ideas Routing, a company founded by Michigan Institute of Technology researchers who worked with Boston Public […]

Amey builds first plastic footbridge in Kent

Amey has completed works on the first Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) footbridge in Kent. The company replaced the existing Botany Footbridge in Tonbridge that crosses over the River Medway, which provides an important link for those using the town’s local supermarket.  Working on behalf of Kent County Council, Amey explored the options of implementing a new […]


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