European Commission Director insists on sustainable transport, but warns on budget

The Director of the European Commission’s mobility and transport department has told the ITS European Congress that the EU’s smart mobility strategy is needed more than ever during the current energy crisis. DG Move’s Herald Ruijters (pictured) said smart mobility is absolutely needed to make European society “resilient and rich”. He told a press conference […]

Scottish report defines zero emission energy requirements for transport

The Scottish Government has published a new report on the renewable energy requirements projected to be needed for the transport sector between now and 2045. It says the key finding from the report is that the amount of electricity and hydrogen the transport system is expected to need is well within the limits of what […]

Causeway acquires connected asset management software and services company Yotta

Construction technology provider Causeway Technologies has acquired Yotta, a global provider of connected asset management software and services, from AIM-listed Oxford Metrics plc. Yotta serves over 200 customers worldwide, providing software to assist in the management of more than 35 million physical assets and related services, including highways, street lighting and waste management. Causeway says […]

ITS European Congress gets underway in Toulouse

The 2022 ITS European Congress has kicked off three days of discussion, demonstrations and exhibition in the French city of Toulouse. This event is focussing on how innovative ITS solutions can help overcome the numerous challenges that modern cities face such as climate change, economic growth and urban development under the theme ‘Smart and Sustainable […]

ORR gearing up for RIS3

The organisation which oversees the running of National Highways has issued a blog post looking ahead to the third Road Investment Strategy. Stephen Bussell, Principal Economist, Highways at the Office of Rail and Road explains that as preparations continue for the next RIS, ORR is paying more attention to the quality of National Highways’ plans […]

Drivers planning 19.5m trips by car over Jubilee weekend

It’s being predicted that te extra-long Jubilee bank holiday weekend will see drivers make an estimated 19.5 million leisure journeys by car. The RAC says that in the region of 3.6 million leisure trips by car are expected to be made on the Friday bank holiday, based on a study of 1,460 drivers’ travel plans. […]

Acquisition grows Stagecoach bus operations in London

Stagecoach Bus Holdings Limited has entered into binding agreements to acquire Kelsian Group’s east London bus operations and depot at Lea Interchange for total consideration of £20 million. The company says upon completion, £10m will be payable, with a further £1m per annum payable for ten years commencing on the first anniversary following completion, subject […]

GM patents anti-motion sickness tech for driverless vehicles

General Motors has filed a patent application for anti-motion sickness technology for autonomous vehicles. The website Motor Authority reports that in the application, filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, GM notes that even if autonomous vehicles proliferate, people may still be hesitant to ride in them. Previous research suggests people may need […]

Murphy Geospatial makes three promotions to help expansion

Geospatial and surveying consultancy Murphy Geospatial has promoted three members of its team to senior levels in what it calls a strategic move to continue expanding its capability and reach It says the promotions of Andy Masters, Maciej Targosz and Ricardo Oliveira by Murphy Geospatial, which operates in the UK, Ireland and Germany, reflect its drive […]

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