HSC announces new council members and launches Future Leaders Group

The Highways Sector Council has announced nine new appointments to broaden its representation of the industry and to transform delivery in the highways sector, using a unified voice and approach so the industry can work in greater partnership with central and local government. The new appointments are: Nick Jones, Sky Blue Tim Cockayne, Chevron Traffic Management Group […]

ITS (UK) points to achievements in a challenging year

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Society has reflected on a year of achievements, and how it has found new ways to serve its members during the Coronavirus restrictions. In a letter to members, the Secretariat wrote how its move online led to 40 webinars of excellent, relevant content, its additional series of discussions about the pandemic’s impact […]

New A590 roundabout to help ease congestion in Cumbria

A project to tackle congestion and pave the way for new homes and jobs near Ulverston in Cumbria will start next spring. Highways England is constructing the new roundabout along the A590 at Cross-a-Moor south of Ulverston. It is expected to cost around £7 million with partnership funding from Highways England, Cumbria County Council, Cumbria […]

Mobileye considers taking lidar production in-house

The Intel-owned ADAS innovator Mobileye is considering making its own lidar sensors for self driving cars, as it explains its business plans to 2025. Amnon Shashua (pictured), CEO of Mobileye and an Intel senior vice president, told Reuters that Mobileye’s first generation of full self-driving kits – which will include lidar units from supplier Luminar […]

Preston city centre transport scheme moves forward

More details about a scheme to improve pedestrian and cycle access and public transport journey times in and out of Preston city centre have been revealed. In March, Lancashire County Council was granted £40m from the Transforming Cities Fund to support projects across the city designed to boost connectivity by bus, rail and active travel […]

New research suggests London is the most sustainable city for transport in the UK

New research carried out by Uswitch has revealed that London is the most sustainable city in the UK for transport, with Liverpool a close second. London scored top marks for its sustainable mobility credentials, having the third-highest consciousness when it comes to its impact on the environment. By 2041, the Mayor aims for 80% of […]

Highways England deal with ghost markings in road trials after international competition

Solving the problem of ‘ghost markings’ on the roads which often confuse drivers could be in sight following a competition launched by Highways England to tackle the issue. Last year Highways England launched a £685,000 international research project to find a solution to issues around the removal of white lines and of ‘ghost markings’. The […]

SVS provides CCTV for Hampshire border checkpoint

Plans for a lorry park to be used to avert Brexit-related freight queues in Hampshire have been released. The site on the A31 between Winchester and Alresford will have capabilities to hold and check paperwork on up to 235 HGVs per day in case of delays at Portsmouth International Ferry Port. Waterlooville based Smart Video […]

AV project publishes attitudes survey

It looks like men are far more likely than women to want to try out autonomous ride sharing services. A survey for the driverless car initiative Project Endeavour has found 58% of men, compared to 35% of women say they would be happy to be early adopters of any new technology. In a study by […]

Policymakers “lack attention about work-related road safety”

A new report is calling for more of attention to be given to the safety of people driving for work, as figures suggest nearly a third of road fatalities occur in at-word crashes. A study of UK statistics by University College London for charity RoadSafe on behalf of Highways England found 29% of deaths and […]

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