Driverless timescale commitment, real-time roadworks info and cyclist safety technology on Highways Voices from Hamburg – sponsored by SWARCO and GEWI

Volkswagen’s autonomous ridesharing subsidiary MOIA is committing to delivering driverless rides to the city of Hamburg by 2025, and the company’s CEO explains the background on Thursday’s Highways Voices podcast from the ITS World Congress sponsored by SWARCO and GEWI. “The goal really is by 2024-25 we’ll have a commercial ride pooling service without safety drivers fully […]

Few more weeks to complete Safer Highways Thriving at Work Survey

There are two more weeks for organisations to complete the Safer Highways Thriving at Workplace Survey, which aims to benchmark the provision of workplace mental health support. Last year Safer Highways sampled the 100 biggest organisations who work, not only on the strategic road network, but also who serve to maintain our local roads to […]

Yunex Traffic launches Sitraffic Symphony, the “next generation traffic management platform”

Yunex Traffic has unveilled Sitraffic Symphony, its next generation traffic management platform, at the 2021 ITS World Congress in Hamburg. The company says brand-new state-of-the-art system will lead the way into a new era of traffic management. It will provide cities and municipalities with an improved network that further integrates mobility management strategies, which will […]

Decision-makers meet “against the odds” at ITS World Summit in Hamburg

More than 70 Ministers, Mayors, Industry Leaders and senior representatives of national and local governments from over 20 countries or states have met in Hamburg to review how intelligent and green mobility can contribute to sustainable growth and a better environment for all citizens. TThe delegates included UK Transport Minister Trudy Harrison and Department for […]

Amey invests in the next generation workforce across Area 10 highways contract

Five apprentices have been welcomed into their new roles across Amey’s Area 10 contract, as Highways Maintenance Operatives.   This level 2 apprenticeship programme is being offered by SB Skills Solutions and provides both practical and theoretical training, covering all aspects of highways maintenance.    Account Director on the Amey, Area 10 contract, Lucy Fell said: “We want to invest in […]

Birmingham Highways starts search for firms for £1.2bn highways contract

Birmingham Highways is starting its search for contractors to run the existing part of its PFI deal which runs until 2035. The company was set up to finance, rehabilitate, operate and maintain the city’s highways, following Amey’s withdrawal earlier this year and the end of Kier’s interim deal. The new subcontract should be worth up […]

Electric car grants could be cut under new government plans

Electric car grants could be cut under new Treasury plans, with Cabinet discussions over the Government’s green agenda, according to The Telegraph. With the UK set to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, the Government has sought to bolster the green transition by offering grants of up to £2,500 on low-emission […]

Whole-system approach to ITS is needed to help drive decarbonisation, says WSP white paper

A whole-system approach to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is needed to achieve net zero ambitions. That is according to a new white paper released by consultants WSP. Its whitepaper proposes a holistic perspective—one that considers people, processes, places, infrastructure, vehicles, technology and associated data—to advance comprehensive change as societies set targets and form pathways to […]


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