Environmental pioneer bids farewell to key ITS (UK) Forum she founded

In the late 1990s there was little interest in the effects transport had on the environment, however one academic spotted the issues and decided to do something about it by recruiting a group of transport technology professionals to discuss how intelligent transport systems could reduce the problems.  More than 20 years later, Professor Margaret Bell, […]

Hundreds of jobs already saved as parts of NMCN are sold

The transport, telecoms, plant and accommodation divisions of NMCN have been sold saving 1,500 jobs. This was confirmed today by Grant Thorton UK LLP who have been appointed as joint administrators of NMCN PLC (the Company) and NMCN Sustainable Solutions Limited (SSL) (together “the Group”), construction and engineering firms based in Nottinghamshire and with operations […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council agrees additional £1.5 million for road repairs

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet has agreed additional funding of £1.5m to support the maintenance of the road network – including 48 new resurfacing schemes, over and above the funding already earmarked in the Highways Capital Programme. At the Cabinet meeting this week Members considered a report which detailed the proposed new schemes, as part of […]

Rest and Be Thankful shut again through landslide fears

The beautiful but troubled stretch of the A83 in Scotland known as the Rest and Be Thankful is shut again because of fears of landslides, despite millions of pounds’ worth of work to try to keep it open. There’s a Met Office Yellow Warning for heavy rain which means the road has been shut until […]

TomTom chooses Vaisala’s road weather service to improve driver safety

The global weather, environmental, and industrial measurement company Vaisala has announced an agreement with location technology specialist TomTom, to bring accurate insights and actionable road weather data to the TomTom Hazard Warnings service. TomTom Hazard Warnings creates time-critical signals that alert drivers and automated vehicles to safety critical incidents as they happen. These incidents include […]

ZF invests in Oxbotica to deploy autonomous passenger shuttles in major cities

The global technology company suppling systems for vehicles, ZF has signed a strategic partnership agreement with autonomous vehicle software company Oxbotica, to develop a Level 4 self-driving system which will initially be deployed in passenger shuttles in major cities around the world. ZF says its technology “allows vehicles to see, think and act”, offering “comprehensive product and software solutions for […]

New A69 junction upgrade opens to traffic

A junction improvement from National Highways aimed at supporting economic growth in the north of England is now in its final stages.  The £30 million A69 Bridge End upgrade near Hexham, Northumberland, has seen a new stretch of dual carriageway built under the existing roundabout and the construction of two bridges to form a new […]


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