Siemens uses new loop technology in traffic light installation

Siemens has made the first installation of its new Plus+ signal controller using a new technique to wire up the loop detectors used in its functionality. The SmartLoop technology used at Kennet and Avon canal in Theale, Berkshire, avoids the need to wire each individual loop back to the controller. This reduces the amount of […]

E-scooter trials start in Essex

Electric scooter trials have started in Essex, with the county council working with e-scooter rental company spin. The trials are being done in Colchester, Clacton, and Braintree and overseen by Essex Police, are part of the authority’s Safer, Greener, Healthier transport campaign. The idea behind the trials is to see whether or not Spin, which […]

Devon to manage winter from new control centre

Devon’s highway network will be monitored from a new control centre this winter. Along with its usual preparations for the autumn and winter months, Devon County Council has also relocated its control centre to Sowton in Exeter. The centre monitors Devon’s roads 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Network Operations Control Centre […]

£27 million North West Transport Hub completion a major ‘milestone’

The completion of a £27 million North-West Transport Hub in Derry has been welcomed. The £27m investment was planned and delivered by Translink, with funding from the EU, the Department for Infrastructure and the Department of Transport in the south and support from Derry City and Strabane District Council. As well as enhanced passenger facilities, […]

Hertfordshire awarded £6.4 million to develop its ‘green travel network’

Hertfordshire has been awarded £6.4 million by the Department for Transport to further develop its green travel network. The funding comes after a successful bid by Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) for a share of the second  phase of the Active Travel Fund grant. The grant supports local authorities to  create safer, easier-to-use spaces for pedestrians […]

RSTA welcomes focus on local roads in Spending Review

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has welcomed the Chancellor’s emphasis on the need for a well-maintained local road network as part of his Spending Review. The National Infrastructure Strategy, underlines how ‘well maintained local roads allow for faster and reliable journeys, boosting local businesses and serving all road users.’  The Strategy confirms the Government […]

Belgian researchers “hack Tesla in a few minutes”

Researchers at a university in the Belgian city of Leuven say they’ve used two vulnerabilities in a Tesla Model X to be able to hack into it. They’ve given Tesla the findings and a patch has been created to prevent thieves being able to take advantage. Wired reports that Lennert Wouters, a security researcher at […]

“Globally unique” AV test centre nears completion

The UK test centre HORIBA MIRA says that self-driving vehicles are a “significant step closer” to becoming a reality on public roads with the construction of its new test centre nearing completion. MIRA says ASSURED CAV is a “globally unique” site which has been specifically designed to enable the automotive industry, policy makers and government […]

Britain at “midway point” towards autonomous vehicles

A group of transport experts have told a webinar that it could be another 15-20 years before driverless cars are in daily use by the monoring public. Road Safety GB reports that the Festival of Road Safety event heard from Coventry University, Zenzic and Oxfordshire County Council about the road safety challenges around the technology. […]

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