Construction of new M55 Fylde link road will start in May

Work is due to start in May on construction of the M55 Heyhouses Link road, which Lancashire County Council has said will bring jobs, housing and investment to the Fylde coast. Lancashire County Council, Fylde Borough Council and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership have announced that the land and funding needed to deliver the M55 Heyhouses […]

ITV invests £2m in what3words

ITV’s new media-for-equity initiative “ITV AdVentures Invest,” has invested £2 million worth of advertising inventory in the location service what3words Limited. what3words has divided the world into a grid of 3m squares, giving each its own three word identifier, the what3words address.  For example, the Rovers Return in Coronation Street (pictured) is at /// while […]

WSP explains how energy networks can get to grips with data

Global consultancy WSP has issued a background paper explaining how transparent, interoperable data is key to creating the modern, digitalised energy system that will power a net zero future, and asks what do network operators need to do to become more data-savvy and maximise the value of their data? Manuel Castro, Associate Director at WSP […]

Jenoptik predicts “significant and profitable growth” in 2021

Global optical technology company Jenoptik has announced it ended the 2020 reporting year with a strong fourth quarter and was able to significantly increase profitability in 2020. It says this positive development was supported by sustained high demand from the semiconductor equipment industry, the acquisition of TRIOPTICS and a largely stable capital spending by public […]

Data shows digitising Europe’s roads has saved lives and cut congestion

A leading transport official in the European Union has hailed the contribution intelligent transport systems has made to making the continent’s roads safer, cleaner and more efficient. Kristian Hedberg, an official at the European Commission’s transport directorate, told a conference that ITS on European highways have led to at least 75 fewer fatalities and prevented […]


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