Government launches call for evidence on Automated Lane Keeping Systems

The Government has launched a consultation on an automated system capable of taking vehicle control to make driving safer and easier. The call for evidence is specifically asking for evidence on using new technology for automated driving at low speeds, that could help driving safer, smoother and easier for motorists, says the Department for Transport […]

Road network in East Sussex improved thanks to repair work by Velocity

Roads in East Sussex are in much better condition following extensive damage last winter Working with road repair specialist Velocity, East Sussex Highways planned an extensive programme in late 2019 to begin in April. Commencing at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown, two of Velocity’s spray-injection patching machines have been working throughout the county, carrying […]

Scottish Government provides £7 million to upgrade public, school and community transport

The Scottish Government has announced £7 million worth of funding to go towards upgrading transport to mitigate against COVID-19. The newly created Public, School and Community Transport COVID-19 Mitigation Fund will support interventions by transport operators that will increase capacity and public confidence for those using school transport. The funding will be open to support […]

Highway Care introduces urban-focused crash cushion products

Highway Care has launched a line of crash cushions and end terminals specifically designed for urban, low-speed environments of under 80 km/h. According to the company, the range of urban road-safety products have been designed with city and town centres in mind. Protection is now possible for road-side hazards such as road signs, trees and […]

West of England Combined Authority launches new cycling and walking campaign

The West of England Combined Authority has launched a new public-facing campaign to promote the benefits of cycling and walking to boost health and wellbeing as well as helping to build a cleaner, greener future for the West of England. Residents in the West of England are being invited to ‘find joy in the journey’ […]

5G project works to make CAV logistics “commercially viable”

A new proof of concept project to deliver 5G-enabled connected and automated logistics could make driverless freight vehicles “a real commercially viable proposition,” according to one of the founders of a project partner. Mike Preston, co-founder of StreetDrone, was commenting on a new government funded logistics project he’s working on with partners including Sunderland City […]

Toyota and AWS collaborate on mobility platform

Toyota Motor Corporation Amazon Web Services have agreed to expand their global collaboration on the Mobility Services Platform which helps Toyota engineers develop, deploy, and manage the next generation of data-driven mobility services. The companies say Toyota’s MSPF leverages the “reliability and scalability” of AWS’s global infrastructure, as well as development expertise from AWS Professional […]

Work starts on A165 roundabout project near Scarborough

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced that construction has started on a new roundabout on the A165 Scarborough Road in Bridlington, halfway between two major junctions. The work will also include improving the existing footway to create a combined cycle/footway between Scarborough Roundabout and the new roundabout. The £2million scheme includes a £1.2million contribution […]

Highways England looks for contractor for £190m Area 3 maintenance and response

Highways England has started the procurement process for the maintenance and response contract for Area 3 of its network. The organisation is asking interested contractors to register their interest now before a tender launch on September 11th. Area 3 covers Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and also Buckinghamshire, says a prior information notice on […]

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