Balfour Beatty sells three assets from its Infrastructure Investments portfolio

The international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has announced the sale of its interests in three UK assets from its Infrastructure Investments portfolio: Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, Woodland View Hospital and North West Fire & Rescue. Balfour Beatty’s interests have been acquired by a subsidiary of BBGI Global Infrastructure S.A and are subject to final funder […]

Meet the high-flying women shaping North Yorkshire’s roads

Although the highways industry is often dubbed a man’s world, North Yorkshire is defying the narrative as two of its four area managers are female, as NY Highways explains. These women occupying top posts are responsible for the largest road network in the country and are members of a growing band of female highways workers […]

Lincolnshire County Council to find extra £10 million for road repairs

Lincolnshire County council’s executive is proposing to invest further funding in repairs and improvements to its roads this year. This is on top of the extra £12.3m of highways funding councillors approved in February, to make up a 25% reduction in the road maintenance grant from government. This means the authority is now investing a […]

Hermes and Ford use ‘hidden’ drivers to trial autonomous delivery vans

The delivery company Hermes and vehicle maker Ford are teaming up to conduct trials with ‘hidden’ drivers to help understand how people are likely to respond to autonomous delivery vehicles. The specially modified Ford Transit features a number of sensors designed to mimic the look of a fully self-driving vehicle, while a ‘human car seat’ […]

VW launches new connected car services

Carmaker Volkswagen is introducing new over-the-air update capabilities for its ID range of cars, saying it’s taking “the next big step towards becoming a software-oriented mobility provider.” From this summer, the brand will regularly send software updates wirelessly to models in its ID range of vehicles which, it says, makes it the first and only […]

Neology delivers ANPR solution in Norway

Smart city technology company Neology has announced an expanded, multi-year agreement with Norwegian Public Roads Administration(NPRA) for its traffic enforcement solutions driven by mobile ANPR camera and artificial intelligence technology to support real-time analytics and decision making. The NPRA says safeguarding the national road network and enabling border security agencies and their officers the capability […]

Kangoo and Mokka return with four stars in Euro NCAP safety tests

In the latest round of Euro NCAP tests, the new Renault Kangoo and Opel Mokka both earn four stars. The Mercedes-Benz GLA and electric Mercedes-EQ EQA are given ratings based on the 2019 five-star rating of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, from which the vehicles are largely derived. The Cupra Leon gets a 2020 five-star rating carried […]

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