Motorist wins £1.1m payout after being injured by pothole

It’s emerged a Welsh motorist has secured more than £1 million in compensation after being injured by a pothole, in what is thought to be one of the biggest payouts of its kind. The Telegraph reports that the Welsh Government was forced to pay the £1.1million sum following a four-year legal battle with the unnamed […]

Councils granted more grounds to challenge ULEZ expansion

The High Court has announced the inclusion of further grounds for a challenge in the Judicial Review filed by a coalition of councils against the proposed expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone. Harrow Online reports that the London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Hillingdon, and Harrow, along with Surrey County Council, successfully appealed to have […]

Councils accused of “quick cheap fixes” for potholes

It’s reported councils are spending a third less on filling potholes than they were eight years ago as they use “cheaper quick fixes” to plug the growing numbers on UK roads. The Daily Telegraph says analysis for it by the Asphalt Industry Alliance found the amount spent by councils on filling potholes dropped from £144 […]

Next phase of A529 safety work in Shropshire well underway

The sixth phase of work to improve safety on the A529 near Market Drayton is well underway, with the next phase due to begin next month. The next, seventh, stage of work is set to be carried out between 15 June and 3 July at the Gingerbread Man roundabout. The current phase of work includes […]

500th smartmicro UMRR-11 radar deployed in UK

Roadside technology company Smart Video & Sensing Ltd (SVS) has announced the installation and commissioning of its 500th smartmicro UMRR-11 series radar in the United Kingdom since 2019. UMRR-11 Type 44/45 is a 24GHz smart radar sensor for multi-lane, multi-object tracking traffic management applications that features 4D/HD technology.  The sensor measures range, radial speed, horizontal […]

Radio industry works to keep medium “prominent” in-vehicle

A major conference in Paris next month will bring together experts from across the broadcast and automotive sectors to share their vision for the opportunities and challenges presented by connected cars, and hear why DAB+ (Digital Audio Broadcasting) “remains essential for radio’s future”. “Keeping radio prominent” is the theme of this year’s WorldDAB Conference, which […]

Oxbotica unveils new brand, as company scales globally

The autonomous vehicle software developer Oxbotica is changing its name to Oxa, effective immediately. The company says the rebranding marks the next stage in the company’s growth, as the business prepares to scale in North America and Europe, and that the new brand “reflects the company’s global vision and go-to-market strategy for its suite of […]

More than half reject Cambridge congestion charge plans

More than half of respondents to a consultation about public transport in Cambridgeshire rejected proposals that include charging motorists. The consultation asked for views about a huge expansion of public transport paid for by a £5 minimum daily charge for driving into or within Cambridge, reports the BBC. More than seven out of 10 respondents […]


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