Tarmac receives RoSPA Award for achievements in health and safety

Tarmac has won an internationally recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards which has included successfully adapting its operations to the challenges of COVID-19. The leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business has received a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its employees and contractors get home safely […]

Yunex Traffic completes connected mobility trials for Project Synergy

Yunex Traffic has successfully completed a traffic signals connected mobility trial to demonstrate the integration of V2X infrastructure and the communication of road signs via In-Vehicle Information messages. Working with project partner Transport for Greater Manchester on the Innovate UK-funded Project Synergy, Yunex, which is the new name for Siemens Mobility’s ITS business, worked on […]

Mobile data set to help improve Berkshire’s roads

Anonymised data from the O2 mobile phone network is being used as part of a series of new taxpayer-funded trials to help local authorities in the Thames Valley plan improvements to air quality, public health, road surfaces, traffic flow and energy infrastructure. Funded by the Department for Transport through the £22.9m ADEPT SMART Places Live […]

World Road Federation publishes CAV report for road operators

A group of leading intelligent transport systems experts from around the world, including Ian Patey of WSP in the UK, have published a report into the challenges and opportunities for road operators and road authorities when it comes to automated vehicles. The World Road Federation PIARC’s report covers physical infrastructure issues around subjects such as […]

Hampshire County Council to develop new Network Recovery Strategy

Hampshire County Council is to develop a Highways Network Recovery Strategy for managing the future maintenance of the county’s roads and footways in the face of unprecedented challenges facing the highways service, largely as a consequence of a long-term under-investment in local roads highway maintenance by successive Governments At a public decision meeting, held last […]

DfT starts consultation on giving metro mayors more highway management powers

The Department for Transport (DfT) has started a public consultation on potential proposals to give metro mayors and their combined authorities greater decision-making powers and accountability with regards to the Key Route Network (KRN). The proposals include providing mayors with additional highway management powers as well as giving them sole or concurrent highway powers over […]

World’s first autonomous hydrogen vehicle trialled in Estonia

The world’s first autonomous hydrogen vehicle, created by Estonian company Auve Tech has been showcased in the city of Tartu. The vehicle is powered by low-temperature hydrogen cells, which were developed at the University of Tartu. Seating up to six passengers, it is primarily aimed at enhancing last-mile transportation. The shuttle can drive without human […]

Police officer has leg broken in e-scooter collision

A man has been arrested after a police officer suffered a broken leg as the result of a collisIon with an e-scooter in London. It happened in Willesden High Road on Saturday lunchtime (31 July) during a pre-planned operation to target the illegal use of e-scooters. Officers said had directed a man riding an e-scooter […]

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