Apple introduces emergence SOS feature to iPhone 14

Apple has announced that its new iPhone 14 models include a feature which allows users to send an Emergency SOS via satellite to text emergency services when they are away from wifi and cellular coverage. It says Emergency SOS via satellite can help users connect with emergency services under exceptional circumstances when no other means […]

Scottish Government promises an affordable, zero carbon and modern transport system

The Scottish Government has promised to deliver its vision of an affordable, zero carbon and modern transport system as part of its latest Programme for Government 2022-23. At the heart of this will be ‘record investment’ including multi year funding, with a focus on new infrastructure and storage, access to bikes through schemes such as […]

Clearview says award nomination recognises innovation in journey time monitoring solution

Highways and transport solutions provider Clearview Intelligence is celebrating its nomination for a prestigious ITS (UK) Award as recognition of its innovation in a cloud-based traffic data product for local authorities. The Journey Time Monitoring system is nominated in the hotly-contested Best Use of Data or Connectivity Award at the awards, which is being held […]

ITS (UK) continues standards commitment by providing new BSI standards development chair

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems industry association, ITS (UK) is continuing to support the setting of the right standards in the transport technology industry, as its member Ian Pengelly of WSP takes over as chair of the British Standards Institution’s Standards Development committee. Mr Pengelly (pictured) replaces independent consultant Dr Jon Harrod-Booth, who has served […]

New Chinese entrants gain Thatcham Research five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Another strong batch of vehicle scores have been announced in the latest round of Euro NCAP testing, with all but one achieving a five-star rating. Matthew Avery, Chief Research Strategy Officer, Thatcham Research, comments: “The Tesla Model Y has aced testing, securing outstanding all-round safety ratings. It has scored the highest grade ever seen in […]

Nexeon awarded funding for battery component manufacturing scale-up

International battery materials developer and manufacturer Nexeon Limited has received a boost to its plans for high volume manufacture with the awarding of almost £2m from the Automotive Transformation Fund. The funds will be used towards a project to install a larger scale manufacturing facility in the UK, meeting the rapidly increasing demand for silicon […]

BakerHicks Earns Place on Cumbria County Council Professional Services Framework

The multi-disciplinary design, engineering and project delivery company BakerHicks has been appointed to the Cumbria County Council Professional Services Framework 4 which will run for four years. The Framework aims to establish a sustainable consultancy supply chain to help deliver the Council’s future capital works programme. This includes the development of highways, property and public […]

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