M55 to Heyhouses Link Road is on track to open this year

Lancashire county councillors, Fylde borough councillors, the MP for Fylde, and representatives of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership met at the site of the M55 to Heyhouses Link Road last week for a progress update on its construction. The road is being built to improve access between Lytham St Annes and the M55, relieve congestion on […]

Over 50 million free journeys made by under 22s in Scotland

Over 50 million free bus journeys have been made since the Scottish Government introduced free bus travel for under 22s over a year ago, it has reported. The Scottish Government’s concessionary bus travel schemes are the most generous in the UK, with over 2 million people across Scotland now eligible for free bus travel. Everyone in […]

Hundreds of drivers flagged for mobile phone and seatbelt offences in Sussex

Police in Sussex have announced they have used Acusensus artificial intelligence technology to test motorists for mobile phone and seatbelt offences. More than 10,000 vehicles were screened in Sussex with a Sensor Test Vehicle which analyses if offences are being committed. It is fitted with a specialist camera system from to filter out possible offences, […]

Paxman calls for £1K fine and six points for littering

Legendary broadcaster Jeremy Paxman is calling for signs to display the words “selfish drivers who litter” when when motorway lanes are closed for a clean-up. Paxman has told the Sunday Times too many Britons treat “this beautiful country as if it were a rubbish dump”, and that he is appalled by the amount of roadside […]

Councillors call for A9 parliamentary enquiry

Councillors at The Highland Council in Scotland have agreed a joint motion deploring the decision of the Scottish Government to delay the dualling of the A9. They say the “horrendous” spate of accidents and resultant fatalities on the single carriageway sections of the road has brought misery to families from across the country and beyond its […]

Driverless innovator Wayve could move abroad over UK testing rules

The driverless vehicle maker Wayve is reported to be looking at testing its systems abroad because of delays in enacting new UK laws allowing advanced trials of the technology. The Telegraph reports that the company, which is backed by Microsoft and Sir Richard Branson, said the lack of rules allowing driverless car companies to test […]

GM announces Ultra Cruise – safe deployment of hands-free technology

American carmaker General Motors has announced that Ultra Cruise, the company’s next-generation advanced driver assistance system designed to ultimately enable hands-free driving in 95% of all driving scenarios. The company says it will have a 360-degree view of the vehicle through a unique sensor suite when it launches on the Cadillac CELESTIQ, explaining that GM’s Ultra […]

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