New smart signal solution being trialled in Cambridge

A new style Artificial Intelligence traffic signal control is to be trialled at some of the busiest junctions in Cambridge in an attempt to cut congestion and improve air quality. The 12-month trial of the Vivacity Labs solution will investigate how camera-based sensors and machine learning can be used to optimise traffic signals to improve […]

Navtech Radar opens new production facility

Radar technology company Navtech Radar has officially opened its new manufacturing facility in Oxfordshire, where the production of its patented radars commenced in January 2021. The company says the new production facility at Grove Business Park will enable it to meet increasing global demand for its radar-based safety solutions in markets such as highways, security […]

Recycled tyres are making Leicestershire’s roads greener, says county council

Recycled and carbon-friendly products have been used where possible in bypass improvement works in Blaby and Market Harborough, according to Leicestershire County Council. This forms part of a plan for the council to be ‘greener’in its approach to highway maintenance. Around 5000 recycled tyres have been used in a special asphalt mix used on the […]

Cambridgeshire County Council to address biodiversity in roadside verges

Changes to the way roadside verges are maintained in Cambridgeshire will see a boost to the county’s wildlife habitats and plant species. As part of the county council’s commitment to tackling climate change and improving the environment, the Highways and Transport committee agreed a verge maintenance programme that will support biodiversity. This will include protecting […]

HE launches biggest ever motorway safety campaign

Highways England has launched a new campaign, “If you break down – go left!” in an attempt to help drivers feel safer on the country’s motorways. In a multi-million pound public information drive the company says it’s giving motorists clear advice about what to do in an emergency. It points out that millions of journeys […]

£1.79 million allocated from the Scottish Government active travel budget to support 173 organisations across the country

Transport Scotland has allocated over £1.79 million for cycling projects across the country. Delivered through Cycling Scotland’s Cycling Friendly programme – 148 employers, community groups, campuses and schools will benefit from funding of over £1,464,000. A further £234,622 was awarded to 13 registered social housing providers and £96,380 was awarded through the Cycling Friendly NHS […]

Four more A9 dualling schemes given approval

Scottish Ministers have given the go-ahead to completing the statutory procedures for four more schemes on the A9 Dualling Perth to Inverness. The work to prepare Made Orders for these four schemes totalling over 35 km is well underway with publication expected over the coming months. We also expect Public Local Inquiry Reports to be […]

HERE exec calls for human drivers to be banned from smart cities

A leading transport technology expert is calling for manually driven vehicles to be banned from entering the autonomous urban highways of a future smart city. Wards Auto reports that Charity Rumery, HERE’s head of automotive and industrial sales-Americas region, made the suggestion during an online auto show discussion in the US. Wards Auto notes that […]

Further investment in Derbyshire’s roads set to be agreed

Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet is to meet today to agree highway maintenance work over £46 million over the next year. Councillors will be considering a report at the meeting which sets out the full extent of the work planned from April this year to March 2022. The council plans to improve the condition of the […]


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