Aimsun’s air quality modelling solution nominated for prestigious industry prize

The global transport modelling firm Aimsun is in the running for a major award in recognition of a solution it’s pioneered to fuse transport modelling, live traffic information and air quality monitoring to better manage traffic flow. The NEVFMA solution, delivered for National Highways with Earthsense, Oxfordshire County Council and Yunex Traffic is in the […]

Government announces next round of funding for air quality projects

Local projects to improve air quality across England will get a £7 million funding boost this year, the government has confirmed, as applications opened for this year’s scheme. At least £1 million of the £9 million available this year will be dedicated to projects to improve public awareness in local communities about the risks of […]

Cambridge engineers to explore how to connected physical and digital road infrastructure system

Cambridge engineers will explore how Digital Twins, smart materials, data science and robotic monitoring can work together to develop a connected physical and digital road infrastructure system.  The business-led £8.6 million research project, announced in support of the government’s UK Innovation Strategy, is one of eight Prosperity Partnerships being supported with an investment of almost £60 […]

Mercedes introduces connected car pothole warnings

Mercedes-Benz has announced it is providing customers with Car-to-X (vehicle to everything) functions on its C-Class and S-Class models. The system uses sensors on the chassis control unit to detect potholes or speed bumps, and if they do, the “Car-to-X Communication” service is activated, sending informatin to the Mercedes-Benz Cloud in real time via the […]

More than 50,000 sign pro-average speed camera petition

A petition calling for average speed cameras on roads through the New Forest has received 51,903 signatures supporting the idea. Animal owner Sarah Weston started the petition after her four year old pony was run over and killed in the forest. In her post on she explained how her four year old New Forest […]

Highways News launches new service for in-depth industry thought leadership

Highways News was launched by founders Adrian Tatum and Paul Hutton in April 2020 to proved the highways and transport technology industry with a comprehensive summary of contracts, initiatives, appointments and innovations. The website is now expanding to provide in-depth features about different aspects of the industry. Highways News Theme Weeks will go deep into […]

Edinburgh’s Sherrifhall roundabout gets the go-ahead… but not until 2025

The £120 million upgrade of the Sheriffhall roundabout on the City of Edinburgh by-pass has been approved by council leaders. The Edinburgh Evening News reports that there will be a new flyover built, but that construction won’t start until 2025 with the opening due in 2027, and that is dependent on a public enquiry approving […]


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