BMW launches world-first eDrive zones in London and Birmingham

BMW has introduced a system to automatically switch hybrid cars to electric-only when they enter a defined low emission zone in a city. Initially covering the same geographic area as the TfL Congestion Charge/ULEZ zone and Birmingham’s planned Clean Air Zone, works by using geo-fencing via GPS within the vehicle’s navigation system. The service, which […]

Average speed cameras switched on in Belfast

An average speed camera scheme on one of Belfast’s busiest roads is now operational. The cameras were installed on the A24 Saintfield Road last year but have only now been switched on. Belfast Live says the cameras have been put in place in an effort to reduce traffic collisions on the road which saw 62 […]

University launches Masters in C-ITS

Middlesex University in London is setting up a new Masters of Science qualification in Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems. Starting this autumn, the course will be offered with either a one year full-time or two year part-time options. It’ll be led by Dr Glenford Mapp, who is an Associate Professor working on the development of new […]

Videalert expands support for hosted CCTV enforcement platform

Intelligent traffic management and enforcement solutions company Videalert has announced the appointment of David Walter as Hosted Systems Engineer. The company says that in this new role he will be responsible for providing technical support for the company’s hosted CCTV enforcement platform which is now used by more than fifty councils across the UK. David will be a key member of Videalert’s […]

Canal & River trust proposes active travel improvements to towpaths

Improvements to several of the UK’s towpaths could be made to help support the country’s cycle and walking revolution. The Canal & River Trust has approached Government with 30 towpath improvement schemes for inner city and urban areas. The proposed improvements include places such as Burnley, Wigan, Sheffield, Bradford, Birmingham, Leicester and London. The waterways […]

Amey wins engineering and transportation services contract with Swindon Borough Council

Amey Consulting has won a £3.5m contract with Swindon Borough Council to deliver engineering and transportation services as part of its Highways and Transport Professional Services Framework.  The three-year contract will see Amey Consulting bring specialist skills and professional expertise to a variety of design and engineering projects, the team will provide technical advice across several areas, from feasibility studies through to the supervision of works. Outside of the office, the team […]

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