Traffic information industry mourns leading broadcaster

The national radio traffic and travel reporter Gary Scott of INRIX has been found dead at his home, aged 57. Scott, whose real name was Gary Skinner, had appeared on a number of local and national radio stations in a near-20 year career, including talkSPORT, LBC and local Surrey station The Eagle. Police were alerted […]

Energy-generating floor installed at railway station

A system to utilise kinetic energy from commuters’ footsteps has been installed at Leighton Buzzard railway station in Bedfordshire. Funded by the Department of Transport through the £22.9 million ADEPT SMART places Live Labs Programme, Pavegen and Central Bedfordshire Council, who’re behind the project, say they aim to make sure the benefits reach far beyond […]

Tarmac Kier JV awarded Barnet highways contract

The Tarmac Kier joint venture has been awarded a new highways maintenance and improvements contract with the London Borough of Barnet.  The new contract, valued at approximately £25m, will run from April 2021 for two and half years until September 2023 and has been appointed through Transport for London’s Highways Maintenance and Projects Framework.  The […]

Apple boss gives more hints about company’s autonomous car

Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook has dropped some hints about the direction he’s taking in the development of the Apple car, including that autonomous vehicle technology will likely be a key feature. Tech Crunch reports that Cook (pictured) said, “The autonomy itself is a core technology, in my view,” during an interview with on the […]

Scottish commission calls for free public transport trial

A Scottish commission examining potential action to tackle climate change and make the country “a healthier, more prosperous and more equal society” has called for a pilot project to test the effect of offering free public transport to encourage more sustainable mobility. The Scottish Government’s Just Transition Commission says “rapid interventions” are needed “to fully […]

Proposal made for tunnel to link Western Isles with mainland Scotland

A tunnel between the Western Isles and mainland Scotland has been put forward as a possible transport solution by the Scottish Government. A 17-mile-long, dual carriageway-width subsea link running under the Little Minch could connect Benbecula with Skye, making the mainland a car trip away. But experts reckon it could cost £450million. Rarnish on the east coast of Benbecula […]

Waymo’s CEO steps down

The boss of Google’s driverless car division, Waymo, is stepping down after five and a half years in charge. In a blog post, John Krafcik (pictured) has written that after an “exhilarating” time leading this team, he’s decided to “kick-off new adventures”. “To start, I’m looking forward to a refresh period, reconnecting with old friends […]

TfGM celebrates its birthday with a look back on a “decade of achievement”

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has celebrated its tenth birthday with a look back on what it’s calling ten years of achievement and investment in the region. The start of April marked exactly ten years since the current organisation was born, after a reform of local government in Greater Manchester granted the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) more powers and led to a rebranding.  […]

WMG builds world’s largest public AV scenario database

The WMG department at the University of Warwick has teemed up with Artificial Intelligence experts Deepen AI to make what they call a globally accessible database of scenarios for Governments, manufacturers and researchers to test their autonomous vehicle technology. They say the Safety PoolTM Scenario Database and its role in enabling efficient testing will not only […]


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