Acusensus investing in more lifesaving AI camera technology in the UK

Australian AI road safety company Acusensus has announced it is building three new trailers for use in the UK equipped with its tried-and-tested solutions to automatically detect people illegally using mobile phones at the wheel, or not wearing a seatbelt. The trailers will be delivered in early summer 2023, and will be used to identify road users […]

Nearly £50 million being spent on road safety improvements

The Department for Transport’s announced it’s spending £47.5 million in enhancing the safety of some of the most high-risk roads in England. Through the third round of the Safer Roads Fund, 27 new schemes will be delivered, which the government says will benefit road users around the country by driving forward safety improvements such as […]

Scottish MSP pleads for speed cameras

An MSP is calling for a change in the criteria for placing average speed cameras on roads as he makes a plea for the technology to be added to the A75. The Daily Record reports that, while speaking in a Holyrood debate, Galloway and West Dumfries member Finlay Carson highlighted issues in Crocketford and Springholm, […]

Oxfordshire calls for more government help to repair roads

Oxfordshire County Council has released a statement detailing how its highways teams are working hard to repair road surfaces after a winter that has seen periods of freezing temperatures but also exceptional rainfall – leading to the condition of roads deteriorating around the entire country. The county has 13 teams out repairing the roads each […]

HGV decarbonisation given boost by biomethane acquisition

Europe’s leading supplier of renewable biomethane for heavy goods vehicles, CNG Fuels, has announced it will acquire a majority stake in Renewable Transport Fuel Services Limited, the largest renewable biomethane sourcing company for UK transport. A new holding company, ReFuels, has been established combining CNG Fuels’ rapidly growing UK network of public access Bio-CNG refuelling […]

Weev adds four charging stations in Belfast

Northern Irish EV infrastructure company Weev has partnered with Park Centre, a retail and leisure facility in Belfast, to provide four new public charging stations. The new chargers form part of the company’s £20 million investment in a new public EV charging network, which will see 1,500 new charging points installed over 350 locations across […]

More than half of lighting in London’s bus shelters now LED

Transport for London has announced it has now converted more than 50% of lighting in bus shelters across London to LED lighting to reduce waste, energy consumption and associated carbon emissions. Across London, there are around 12,100 bus shelters that have relied on traditional lighting to keep them illuminated. However, advancements in technology have meant […]

Government proposes measures to strengthen UK fuel supply chain

The Government is consulting on whether fuel tankers should be allowed to carry more fuel in a move designed to further strengthen the UK’s fuel supply chain. The consultation will explore whether fuel tankers will be allowed to carry more fuel in the eventuality of disruption to the fuel supply chain to help ensure car, […]

Kapsch upgrades ANPR capabilities

Kapsch TrafficCom has announced it has released a major update to its Automatic Number Plate Recognition software meaning “top performance” can be achieved in the automatic recognition of number plates, depending on the application. The latest release features a reworked architecture that includes various deep learning elements, which the company says results in a significant […]

LEZ vehicle checker and Blue Badge portal now live

“The Scottish Government has announced a new website where people can now enter their vehicle registration number to confirm if their vehicle will comply with new Low Emission Zone rules. In addition, Blue Badge holders who require exemptions can now register their details with the new LEZ exemption system so that the vehicle they are […]

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