The public wants 60mph speed limits, according to new survey

Lowering the motorway speed limit to 60mph is among the measures supported by the public in an effort to reduce carbon emissions, a new survey has found. According to the survey by conservation charity WWF and think-tank Demos, the move to reduce speeds could form part of a raft of measures to cut the UK’s […]

GE Announces Multi-Million Pound Investment to Create Diverse New Generation of UK Engineers

General Electric (GE) has announced a five-year, $3.5 million (£2.5m) investment in the UK as part of its global Next Engineers programme, to increase the diversity of young people entering engineering. The UK programme will be based in Staffordshire, where GE operates three sites that design, develop, and service products used throughout the power and renewable energy […]

Air quality improves in Lutterworth for the third year in a row

Air quality has improved in Lutterworth, Harborough for the third year in a row – boosted by a string of Covid lockdowns. The annual average levels of nitrogen dioxide in the air continued to fall in Lutterworth’s Air Quality Management Area in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The positive up-to-date pollution picture has been revealed in the Air […]

AA joins LGA in call for more money for local roads

The AA has said pothole repairs should focus on rural and residential roads as local councils face road repairs financial blackhole The organisation said a ‘widescale resurfacing of crumbling streets’ is needed. Last week, the Local Government Association said council highways budgets had been reduced by £400 million-which could have fixed nearly 10 million more […]

Video shows self-driving car navigating Las Vegas traffic

A video produced by Zoox, an Amazon-owned self-driving startup, shows how driverless technology has advanced to allow an autonomous vehicle to navigate through Las Vegas traffic. The video shows the drive through the car’s exterior cameras, as well through the software itself that identifies the traffic and plots the best course of action for the […]

ERTICO names new CEO

ERTICO – ITS Europe has announced that current CEO Jacob Bangsgaard will be stepping down at the end of the year when his five-year contract is up. He’ll be replaced by Joost Vantomme (pictured), who is currently Smart Mobility Director at the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association. The announcement was made at the ITS World Congress […]

VW ridesharing subsidiary promises driverless rides by 2025

The CEO of MOIA, Volkswagen’s ridesharing business, has told Highways News that the company will be providing driverless services in Hamburg within four years. Speaking on the Highways Voices podcast from the ITS World Congress in Hamburg, Robert Henrich explained that ridesharing services in the electric vehicles are already taking place but that autonomy was […]


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