Process to apply for traffic signals funding now open

Local authorities outside of London can now submit their expressions of interest for a share of new funding to repair and upgrade traffic signals.   From today (12 April) councils can use the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) website to apply for a share of the £15 million of extra money which has been allocated to supplement existing local authority spending on the upgrade and maintenance of […]

HERE adds weather to Marketplace offering

The location data and technology platform HERE has added CustomWeather to its HERE Marketplace, providing software developers access to robust sets of weather and climate data. The company explains that weather conditions and environmental data are increasingly used by automakers, in transportation and logistics, and across supply chains to improve operations, driver safety and end-customer […]

Wakefield Council to install more rapid chargers following rise in demand

Wakefield Council plans to install more electric charging points across the district after recent data showed existing rapid chargers have been used almost 9,000 times in the last year.  The council has already installed 10 rapid chargers in the district so far, with a further six planned this year. Cllr Jack Hemingway, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet […]

Atkins and Mott Macdonald among the winners on Scottish trunk roads framework

Atkins, Mott MacDonald and Jacobs have all been awarded several contracts by Transport Scotland as part of the trunk roads framework. The consultants were awarded the work through Transport Scotland’s Asset management framework, including work that covers updating manuals through to road asset management plans and training courses. Atkins won five seperate contracts, Jacobs three […]

New motorcycle campaign in Somerset urged to keep ‘shiny side up’

Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team has launched a new campaign to help reduce high casualty rates involving motorcycles in the county. Called ‘Shiny Side Up’ – the name of the campaign comes from a popular motorcyclist saying – keep your shiny side up – implying that the rubber should stay firmly on the road. […]

Free TomTom navigation app now on Android Auto

Location technology company TomTom is making its free AmiGO navigation service available on Android Auto. The company explains that this means that drivers with an Android device are now able to interact with TomTom AmiGO on their vehicle’s (Android Auto-compatible) infotainment screen. Users report and share incident details, receive routing and guidance, and real-time warnings […]

Chinese autonomous driving trial breaks new ground

Chinese autonomous driving company XPeng, has completed a ‘record-breaking’ road trip along China’s east coast with its autonomous cars as part of trials to show how autonomous systems perform in real environments. XPeng used a fleet of its electric P7 models to cover the 3,670-kilometer route from Guangzhou to Beijing in one week. The cars […]

Major Burnley junction improvement project near to completion

Work is set to be completed on a major junction in Burnley which has seen the widening of the junction of Accrington Road, Rosegrove Lane and Rossendale Road in the area, close to junction 9 of the M65, to manage traffic congestion. The £3m scheme is one of the final parts of a programme of […]

New technology helps identify tyre safety issues with HGVs

One in 12 tyres on HGVs were found to be underinflated in a Highways England funded trial that saw 100,000 being tested. Aklongside this, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) identifying 5,000 overweight vehicles a month with plans now to roll the system out at strategic route locations across the country. Highways England’s Commercial […]


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