London’s ULEZ to be expanded

Thousands more motorists will face a £12.50 daily charge to drive in London as the city’s Mayor expands the Ultra-low emission zone to the whole of the capital rather than the current zone within the North and South Circular Roads. The Telegraph says ULEZ will be expanded across all of Greater London from August 29, […]

National Highways to deliver fewer projects due to inflation and delays

A new report into progress of National Highways’ second road investment strategy has warned that by 2025, the Government-owned company will have completed less work and at a higher cost than originally planned. The National Audit Office has examined how effectively National Highways and the Department for Transport are managing risks to value for money […]

Musk tweets Tesla’s full self-driving Beta version now available in North America

Tesla owner Elon Musk has announced that his company’s Full Self-Driving Beta software is now available to everyone in North America. Reuters reports that the announcement has been made as Tesla awaits regulatory approval for its cars to be driven without human oversight. “Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to anyone in North America […]

London Mayor announces EV charge point plans

The Mayor of London has set out his plans for how London will remain at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution and his determination for London to become a cleaner, green and healthier city.  Sadiq Khan told the Evening Standard Plug It In event at the Design Museum that City Hall has identified sites […]

National Highways publishes Strategic Design Panel 5 progress report

National Highways has published the fifth report from its Strategic Design Panel, which is tasked with challenging and supporting National Highways to improve the quality of England’s strategicroad network. The report sets out the Panel’s progress over the past year (April 2021 to July 2022), and recommends National Highways ensures the Panel becomes more effective […]

American research suggests AI-powered cruise control improves traffic flow

Researchers in Tennessee have tested an AI-powered cruise control system designed to increase fuel savings and ease traffic using 100 specially equipped Nissan Rogue vehicles.  The experiment by The CIRCLES Consortium, consisting of Vanderbilt University, UC Berkeley, Temple University and Rutgers University-Camden, in coordination with Nissan North America and the Tennessee Department of Transportation, ran from […]

National Express trial mirrorless coaches

National Express is trialling a new “Mirroreye” safety system which uses cameras rather than traditional wing mirrors to let drivers see what’s behind. Developed in partnership with Portuguese manufacturer Orlaco, the CMS is designed to improve visibility around the coach, remove blindspots, give improved night vision and reduce the risk of minor collisions. National Express […]

Aimsun models effect of Low Emission Zones

The transport modelling firm Aimsun has issued a report assessing the environmental impacts of Low Emission Zones. Using its Aimsun Next software it looks at the changes in demand for roadspace inside and outside the zone, and the effect emissions. It also looks at the value of “buffer zones” around the edges of LEZs. Read […]

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