UK’s first driverless electric bus opens to public in Oxfordshire

Members of the travelling public in Oxfordshire can now take a free ride on the UK’s first self-driving electric bus service at Milton Park science park. The current route shuttles passengers around the site near Didcot which is home to 250 companies and 9,000 employees. It runs from the Park’s flexible workspace, the Bee House, to its […]

Telent to deliver national CCTV works for the SMP Alliance

A contract for the installation of CCTV cameras, on the UK’s ‘smart’ motorways network, has been awarded to critical digital infrastructure specialists Telent. The cameras are a crucial component of the SMP Alliance’s programme to increase lane capacity on the strategic road network by embedding roadside technology. Telent’s contract, delivered as part of the Alliance’s […]

New Non-Executive Director appointed at National Highways

Simon Blanchflower has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of National Highways. Simon brings with him a wealth of leadership experience from a career within the rail sector. He recently retired from his role as CEO of the East West Railway Company (EWR) in March 2022, having successfully established the company. Prior […]

Councils raise concerns that funding for infrastructure in county areas could be reduced under new planning reforms

England’s largest councils today have raised concerns that spending on infrastructure such as roads, schools, and medical centres could be reduced in the coming years if government reforms to developer contributions are implemented. The warning comes in a new report from Pragmatix Advisory and the County Councils Network (CCN), which argues that the government’s forthcoming […]

Jenoptik delivers UK-first Police-enforced average speed scheme on private roads

Enforcement company Jenoptik has installed an average speed camera enforcement scheme to make roads safer at the huge DP World logistics park at the London Gateway port in south Essex. It is the first time an average speed scheme has been installed on private roads.  Offences will be enforced by Essex Police as they would […]

Autonomous lorries in closed environments hailed as a “quick win”

The introduction of autonomous goods vehicles into closed environments such as ports and factory sites could have a “quick win” for the logistics industry facing rising costs and driver shortages. That’s the view of a group of experts from across the freight and intelligent transport systems industries who met at a round table led by […]

VolkerHighways delivers Bath public safety solution

Highways and streetlighting maintenance company VolkerHighways has begun works to install permanent hostile vehicle mitigation infrastructure in Bath city centre’s most crowded streets, on behalf of Bath & North East Somerset Council. The anti-terrorism security measures will restrict vehicles in some of the city’s streets, in order to help protect the public during high footfall […]

Euro NCAP Commercial Van ratings bring collision severity onto the radar

In 2021 Euro NCAP launched the Commercial Van Safety Rating to improve safety information for fleet managers and provide a safer experience for van drivers and other road users. Good improvements in system performance and availability were reported when Euro NCAP revisited the van results one year later. In 2023, Euro NCAP is taking the […]

Audi introducing its own app store

Carmaker Audi has announced it is bringing a store for apps to selected models with the third-generation modular infotainment toolkit (MIB 3). It says that, with the embedding of the store, which was jointly developed with Volkswagen subsidiary CARIAD, customers can directly and intuitively access popular third-party apps through the Multimedia Interface (MMI) by means […]


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