New IHE president officially announced as WSP’s Stephen Webb

The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) has officially announced the handover of the Presidency of the association. This happened as part of the Institute’s Annual General Meeting which was held as virtual meeting at the end of July when the President Jonathan Pearson handed over the chains of office to Stephen Webb who will serve […]

HE awards major contracts to Kier and Amey

Highways England has awarded Kier Highways the contract to maintain its network in Kent and Sussex, while Amey has won the work to look after three bridges in the southwest. Kier’s Area 4 contract, which starts on 2 November 2020, will see it carry out routine maintenance, repairing defects, responding to emergency incidents and providing […]

English daytime traffic above pre-lockdown levels

Latest analysis from the Transport Technology Forum suggests last week’s daytime traffic levels exceeded pre-lockdown levels for the first time. Figures collated from a range of local authorities across England indicate that afternoon peaks are now back in line with February but that, while it is increasing, morning peak traffic is still lower than it […]

JLR teaches driverless cars to reduce motion sickness

Researchers at Jaguar Land Rover are working on software aimed at reducing reduce motion sickness in driverless cars. Studies have suggested that some of the benefits of autonomous driving, such as working or watching TV, might be offset by sickness felt by passengers. This was reported by Highways News earlier in the year. However designers […]

Call for urgent action to deal with A90 crashes

Transport managers in Scotland are being urged to boost safety on the A90 following some serious accidents since traffic levels rose post-lockdown. The Press and Journal reports politicians are calling on Transport Scotland to invest to make the road safer. Liam Kerr, MSP told the paper, “ “We are continuing to see tragic accidents happening […]

TRL boss urges industry to “learn by example”

The CEO of TRL, the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, says that, as walking and cycling grow as transport modes, we should learn from places like Copenhagen when we design networks of the future. In a blog post on his company’s website, Paul Campion points at Copenhagen being one of the best places to live – […]

Mercedes updates its connected car apps

Mercedes-Benz is offering developers a platform to work with its Mercedes me apps, which link a driver’s smartphone with their vehicle. Three apps are available to download with immediate effect in the App Store and in the Google Play Store and will be available in over 40 Mercedes me markets by the end of the […]


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