Aimsun to deliver smart traffic management pilot in Norway

The global transport modelling company Aimsun is launching a smart traffic management project to predict traffic jams before they happen, and work out ways of changing traffic patterns to stop the build-up. It’s been chosen to deliver the project in Norway’s second largest city of Bergen as part of the NordicWay 3 programme. The pilot […]

Highways England prepares 93 new gritters to tackle severe winter weather

Highways England has prepared 93 new ‘state of the art gritters’ as part of a multi-million investment in winter maintenance delivery. HE said the new gritters will improve safety for drivers and workers due to the vehicles’ improved technology, set up and enhanced visibility. They also treat the roads at a maximum of 50mph, 10mph […]

‘Urgent and continued’ safety improvements needed on London’s roads

Transport for London (TfL) has reinforced its ‘urgent and continued’ action to make the capital’s roads safer, as it released data showing that 125 people were killed on London’s roads in 2019, with 3,780 seriously injured. The latest statistics underline why TfL is continuing to focus on making streets safer for those most at risk, […]

Main road in Swansea being monitored because of risk of ‘imminent collapse’

A main road in Swansea is being urgently assessed by the council after it had to been closed because it was found to be at risk of ‘imminent collapse’. The A4118 south Gower Road was shut at around 12pm yesterday (30th Sep) after the road, near Perriswood Archery Centre, was investigated by engineers. Currently the road […]

Driverless car lab opens in Oxfordshire

Telecoms company O2 is opening a new commercial driverless car research lab at Harwell in Oxfordshire. The Darwin SatCom Lab is aiming to test 5G solutions to improve connectivity for autonomous driving thanks to the reduced latency of the technology. Backed by funding from the UK Space Agency, the new lab – based at the […]

Glasgow e-scooter scheme recommended for approval

Scotland’s first e-scooter rental trial is a step closer to reality. The Scotsman reports that councillors in the city have been recommended to approve the scheme, which would mean e-scooters are permitted on roads and cycle paths but not pavements. They would be limited to 15.5 mph. The report says the plan will be considered […]

Connectivity report highlights scope of existing tech

A major new report is highlighting how everyday technology already installed in vehicles or added by drivers could enable a range of connected services to be developed and deployed. It says this could make driving smoother and safer and traffic management more efficient and effective, but only if gaps in the chain between data generation, […]


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