Funding awarded to support active travel in Devon

Just over £580,000 has been awarded to Devon County Council to enable and encourage more people to walk and cycle. The grant from the Active Travel Capability Fund is part of a national £32.9million investment to help accelerate walking and cycling schemes across the country and make roads safer for everyone. Although the government funding cannot be […]

World’s longest box slide delivered by Balfour Beatty VINCI for HS2

Balfour Beatty VINCI has delivered the world’s longest box slide to move HS2’s 12,600 tonne bridge into place over the M42 in Warwickshire, significantly cutting disruption to road users The 450-person site team worked around the clock to move HS2’s Marston Box bridge into place over the M42 during the 2022 Christmas period. The innovative slide method […] to test driverless robotaxis in Beijing, a leading global autonomous driving technology company, announced that it has been issued a fully driverless autonomous vehicle road test permit by the Beijing Intelligent Connected Vehicle Policy Pilot Zone. With this new permit, will deploy ten driverless robotaxis for testing in challenging urban traffic scenarios across a 20 square kilometer (7.7 square […]

Project to speed up adoption of Level 4 autonomy launched in Germany

The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) has awarded a consortium of experts in the field of autonomous driving €8.9 million (£7.8 million) for the SAFESTREAM project. The consortium partners are investing an additional €6.9 million euros in the project, which aims to advance the operation of driverless public transportation in the […]

Drivers warned they’ll get points and a fine for ignoring Red X

The Central Motorway Police Group has issued a tweet warning drivers they face punishment for driving under Red X signs on the M6. Officers were dealing with a crash on the motorway near Stafford on Monday 2 January and the signs were closing lanes to allow for recovery. However CMPG Tweeted that more than a […]

SYSTRA appoints new Managing Director of UK and Ireland Consultancy

Mobility and mass transit engineering and consultancy firm SYSTRA Ltd has appointed Sébastien Dupont to be Managing Director for Consultancy in the UK and Ireland. He joined SYSTRA in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer for Latin America based in Såo Paulo, Brazil before moving to London in 2019 as International Chief Financial Officer, responsible for […]


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