Hampshire opens bids for Civil Engineering, Highways and Transportation Collaborative Framework

Hampshire County Council is inviting applications from “suitably experienced organisations” for selection to tender for the Generation 5 2024 – 2028 Civil Engineering, Highways and Transportation Collaborative Framework. The Framework will commence on 8th January 2024 and will be for a period of four years. Options are: It is intended to issue successful applicants with […]

Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone now in force

Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone is now in force. The City Council says the scheme, which effectively excludes the most polluting vehicles from the city centre, “protects public health by tackling unacceptably high levels of harmful air pollution that have stubbornly persisted in areas of the zone”. All vehicles entering Glasgow’s LEZ now must meet the […]

Wejo enters administration

Manchester-based Connected Vehicles technology company Wejo has filed an application to appoint an administrator. In paperwork submitted to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the Nasdaq-listed company says it is “evaluating whether it will file ancillary insolvency proceedings for the Company and its other subsidiaries in other jurisdictions, including in the United States, in […]

£1 million highways improvements to start on A34 in Staffordshire

Highways improvements along the A34 near Stone in Staffordshire have been announced, with the County Council’s highways teams will be carrying out kerbing, drainage and carriageway resurfacing work at The Fillybrooks/Walton Roundabout, the A520 Stafford Road and the B5026 Eccleshall Road. The £1 million scheme is part of a £30 million being spent on the […]

National Highways plants first trees at new community woodland in Kent

National Highways has revealed details of work being carried out to protect and enhance the environment surrounding the M25 in Kent. Together with its contractors and Swanley town council, the Government-owned company is currently carrying out improvements at the Pinks Hill balancing pond near Swanley, Kent just beside Junction 3 of the M25. As part […]

“10 million” would give up cars if they had better public transport

A new survey is reporting that more than a quarter (29%) of current drivers – approximately 10 million people – would give up their car altogether if the UK’s public transport network was improved. Forbes Advisor, the price comparison and financial guidance platform, says that, despite half of adults (48%) with a full driving licence […]

Union blocks driverless expansion in San Francisco

The Teamsters Union in the USA has effectively stopped the expansion of autonomous carmaker Waymo following a unanimous vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The Union reports that the board agreed with its claim that the company “had not been forthright in its application to alter the use of a large distribution center […]

“Driverless” car rental service launched in Milton Keynes

A car rental service that delivers a vehicle to the user driverlessly has been launched in Milton Keynes by start-up Imperium Drive. The Fetch vehicle system has been demonstrated to the BBC after being tested for 18 months, and will now be available to customers. Imperium Drive, the company behind the service where cars are […]

MediaTek and NVIDIA partner to “transform automobiles”

Connectivity and multimedia innovator MediaTek is teaming with AI technology company NVIDIA to bring drivers and passengers what they call “new experiences inside the car”. The partnership was announced jointly by MediaTek CEO Rick Tsai and NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang. “NVIDIA is a world-renowned pioneer and industry leader in AI and computing. With […]


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