Government launches transport plan for 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Government has approved the Transport Plan for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will be held in Birmingham. The plan has been produced in close collaboration with Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee. It sets out a strategic approach to planning and coordination of transport to support the Games covering the transportation […]

Siemens sells Yunex to Italian company Atlantia

Siemens Mobility has agreed to sell its Yunex Traffic road traffic business, to Italian holding company Atlantia, which is active in the infrastructure sector, including motorways, airport infrastructure and transport services. Altantia will pay €950 million (£794 million), with the deal expected to be completed in September. Yunex Traffic is one of the world’s leading […]

Recipients of LCRIG and WJ’s £150,000 innovation fund announced

Liverpool John Moores University has been named as one of the five recipients of the WJ Group sponsored £150,000 LCRIG/Steve Berry Think Exceptional Innovation Fund. The fund was launched earlier this year to help sponsor further developments in the road and highways sector. Projects by Liverpool John Moores, Community Models, Fitzpatrick Advisory, Connor Specialist Paving/Tac-Grid and NY […]

Air quality data could provide the public with real-time insights

Technology and air quality experts have teamed up to develop a new system that could provide citizens with granular street-level air quality information. Members of the PASS consortium plan to pool together data from air quality sensors, road traffic, weather, geographical and spatial (GIS), and apply Artificial Intelligence to deliver live and predictive data at […]

Eloy seeks answers in connected car priorities survey

The connected vehicle solution start-up Eloy has launched an industry survey to help it understand which services it should develop as a priority. The company is a finalist in the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund 150 year competition, with a proposal to build a connected vehicle software platform that would enable various levels of government and […]

Khan considers pay-per-mile road user charging for London

London’s mayor is considering replacing the congestion charge with a pay-per-mile road user charging scheme to help achieve a cut in road traffic he says is needed to reach Net Zero. The Telegraph quotes Sadiq Khan as saying he is “not willing to stand by and wait when there’s more we can do in London […]

Virtual Reality will help ‘predict and prevent’ approach to maintenance on HS2 infrastructure

Virtual Reality and real time monitoring by sensors built into HS2’s infrastructure including rails, bridges and overhead power lines will help towards a ‘predict and prevent’ approach to maintenance. Detailed designs being prepared by engineers working on Britain’s new highspeed rail network are being developed using advanced computer design programmes. The data produced will both […]

Wayve announces $200 million investment to deploy next-gen AVs

London-based autonomous mobility start-up Wayve has received $200 million (£148 million) of Series B funding from a group of global financial and strategic investors. This latest round of funding brings total equity raised to over $258 million (£189 million) since inception, which the company says reinforces its position as a leader in autonomous driving, pioneering […]

Marston buys air quality sensor maker

Integrated, technology-enabled transport solutions operator Marston Holdings has bought Vortex IoT Limited, supplier of environmental sensors, networks and data solutions that support improved air quality and decarbonisation initiatives. Marston, which also owns enforcement technology company Videalert, delivers services to local authorities and says that, with the acquisition of Vortex, it will strengthen its offering by delivering complementary air […]


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