HDMGlobal software powers global road-building investment strategy

The World Road Association PIARC has asked international consortium of academic and consultancy companies HDMGlobal to continue technical support, training and sales for the Highways Design and Maintenance (HDM) software, which is used to appraise investment in road networks across the world. The extension is within the framework of the current concession from PIARC and […]

Teledyne Flir launches Machine Vision, Streaming 4x Cameras

Teledyne Flir has launched new streaming 4x Cameras with Small Carrier Board. The company says embedded vision components are ever popular and being incorporated into a plethora of applications. What all these applications have in common is the need to pack more functionality into tight spaces. Often, the company explains, it is advantageous for these […]

ERTICO announces City Moonshot results

ERTICO – ITS Europe has released the results of phase one of its “City Moonshot” initiative which involved surveying the views of more than 200 public and private entities. Representatives of 150 cities were interviewed in order to help increase the understanding of how cities worldwide are responding to current and future challenges in mobility […]

Welsh Town uses Vivacity Sensors to Monitor Contraflow Cycle Lanes

A new contraflow cycle lane has been implemented in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, to make it safer to cycle in the town, overseen by three Vivacity sensors installed to gather multi-modal count, path and speed data. Monmouthshire County Council are using this data to assess if cycling has become more popular in the town as a result […]

National Highways delivers A38 bridge boost for all in Plymouth

National Highways has announced the completion of a £2.89 million scheme to upgrade the Mowhay footbridge in Plymouth, effectively joining up with a local cycle route around the city and also making it easier for wheelchair users and people with pushchairs to cross the A38. The original bridge was not wide enough to safely accommodate […]

First female Chair for ADEPT Transport & Connectivity Board

As reported in this week’s Highways Voices podcast, ADEPT, the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport, has announced the new Chair of its Transport and Connectivity Board. Ann Carruthers, Director of Environment and Transport at Leicestershire County Council took over from Mark Kemp this month. She is the first woman to take […]

Roadchef, McDonald’s and Freddie Flintoff team up to combat litter

Leading motorway service area operator Roadchef, is partnering with McDonald’s UK to launch a range of 6ft tall litter bins designed to be within easy reach for truck drivers. The new bins have been designed to combat roadside littering and are ‘cab height’ to make it easier for truck, lorry and HGV drivers to pop […]

“World’s smartest traffic management system” launched in Melbourne

A new “intelligent corridor” on one of Melbourne’s busiest roads is being hailed as the world’s smartest traffic management system thanks to its network of sensors, AI, machine learning algorithms and modelling. The congestion management and road safety scheme on Nicholson Street in the Carlton area of the Australian city is being launched by the […]

Council backs Arundel “grey route” in principle

Councillors in West Sussex have given their backing to National Highways plans to bypass Arundel with a new stretch of the A27. National Highways has been consulting on the ‘grey route’, which features new bridges spanning the River Arun, over the Arun Valley Railway and over Binsted Rife, as well as a new junction at […]


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