Buckinghamshire Council approves an extra £3 million for county’s roads

Councillors in Buckinghamshire have today agreed an extra £3 million investment to improve the county’s roads, in addition to the £24 million already allocated to highways improvements. The extra £3 million is being set aside specifically so an extra £2.5 million can be spent repairing potholes with another half a million pounds to upgrade road […]

Mobileye starts autonomous vehicle testing in New York

Mobileye, the Intel company, has added New York City to its expanding global autonomous vehicle (AV) testing programme. Recently Mobileye applied for and received a New York AV testing permit to drive AVs on New York City streets. Mobileye is the only company currently holding an AV testing permit. During both day and nighttime driving, […]

New research points to a 50% reduction in injuries on the road network inside LTN’s

The number of injuries on the road network inside low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTN’s) halved compared to areas without them, new research has revealed. Academics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Westminister University and Imperial College London found that the greatest reduction in injuries was people in cars and pedestrians. The improvement in safety […]

Intelligent road repairs among eight new Prosperity Partnerships

Intelligent road repairs are among what are being described as “revolutionary” technologies being developed in a project being supported from a £60 million fund from the UK Research and Innovation division the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The project involves a partnership between construction and engineering company Costain, Highways England and the University of […]

Mercedes sets out electric future

Mercedes-Benz has announced it is getting ready to go all electric by the end of the decade, wherever in the world “market conditions allow”. The luxury carmaker says shifting from electric-first to electric-only, it is accelerating toward an emissions-free and software-driven future. By 2022, Mercedes-Benz says it will have battery electric vehicles (BEV) in all […]

Shapps looking at transport review due to home working

The planning policy for England’s road network is going to be reviewed because of changes to people’s shopping and work since Coronavirus hit and government restrictions were imposed. The current plan was drawn up in 2014 but the Press Association reports that Transport Secretary Grant Shapps believes these need to be re-examined because the shift […]


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