Mercedes Benz and TfL join forces to develop digital tool that can identify high risk locations before an incident takes places

A division of Mercedes-Benz AG-Urban Mobility Solutions (UMS) has been working with Transport for London to develop a road safety ‘dashboard’-a digital tool that has the potential to identify higher risk locations prior to an incident taking place on the network. Currently, cities and authorities use information about historic collisions to understand road safety and […]

P Ducker Systems gets awarded contract by TfL for 50 new enforcement cameras

Transport for London (TfL) has awarded a contract to P Ducker Systems (PDS) for at least 50 new enforcement cameras, which will play a vital part in helping TfL to meet its Vision Zero goal of eliminating death and serious injury on the road network. Each year more than 4,000 people are killed or seriously […]

Lane rental scheme making a ‘real difference’, says TfL

Seventy-nine projects on London’s road network have been supported so far by Transport for London’s Lane Rental scheme, making a ‘real difference’ to disruption, according to the organisation. Repairs and maintenance on underground pipes can have a significant impact on the road network leading to road closures and congestion. Since Lane Rental was introduced in 2012, […]

Aberdeenshire Council awards additional contracts for maintenance work

Leiths Construction Ltd has been appointed by Aberdeenshire Council  to undertake patching repairs works in Banff and Buchan, Buchan and Formartine from August. Works will begin in Peterhead along with other villages in Buchan, before moving onto to complete works in Ellon and rural roads of Formartine and thereafter works in Fraserburgh and rural roads in […]

ITS (UK) membership drive sees ten new members join in two months

Transport technology manufacturers, SMEs, a start-up and a Local Authority are among ten organisations to join the UK’s Intelligent Transport Society this summer. ITS (UK) launched a membership drive earlier in the year to widen the expertise in the industry association beyond the 150 members, many of whom have been involved since it was set […]

MPs want drivers to charge EVs at night to avoid overwhelming the National Grid

MPs are warning that electric cars could cause blackouts if drivers don’t charge them at night. The Telegraph reports that the transport committee is telling ministers that the power grid will come under increasing strain as more drivers go electric, so they need to be convinced to charge at off-peak times. It says the Government […]

Birmingham looks to cut rat running to reduce car use

People in Birmingham are being consulted on plans to separate the city into segments which are split from each other except for the main ring road. The council thinks it’ll improve air quality and help achieve carbon targets. The scheme will see the city centre divided into a number of segments, each accessible from the […]

GM sues Ford over hands-free branding

General Motors is suing rival Ford over claims it’s violated a trademarked driver-assist technology that’s used for hands-free features. Bloomberg reports that GM says it’s taking action to protect the Cruise and Super-Cruise brands after Ford renamed its Co-Pilot360 automated driving system as “Blue Cruise”. The report says that GM says talks to resolve the […]

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