JCT Symposium keynote concentrates on delivering transport for real people

The keynote speakers at the popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium in September have detailed their session where they’ll explain their concept delivering transport based on real human wants and needs. Rory Sutherland and Pete Dyson will present the hour-long session at the event in Nottingham, basing their talk on their book Transport for Humans: Are […]

Road charity urges an end to the term “accident”

The national charity for road crash victims, RoadPeace is urging authorities and the media to stop using the word “road accident” and talk about a “crash” instead. The charity, which provides information and support services to people bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes, says the term “road accident” exemplifies society’s tolerance of road danger. […]

Connected vehicle experts call for more eCall publicity

A group of connected vehicle specialists from the company VESOS, who are leading work on maximising the value of life-saving eCall technology, are calling for a new drive to publicise the technology, after a survey suggested very low awareness of the in-car safety system. eCall, which has been built into every newly approved car and […]

Clearview chosen to present road studs safety solution at ITS Global Summit in Melbourne

Highways and Transport Solutions provider Clearview Intelligence has been invited to present at the prestigious ITS Australia Global Summit in Melbourne later this month. Thousands of delegates from around the world will meet in the Australian city to discuss the latest in technology that makes transport more efficient, cleaner and safer. Clearview’s Head of Product […]

London Silvertown tunnel works are now complete, says TfL

The boring beneath the Thames to form the Silvertown Tunnel has been completed, Transport for London (TfL) has said. Due to open in 2025, the 1.4km river crossing will link Silvertown, in Newham, with the Greenwich Peninsula. The project has received criticism, with opponents arguing it will increase emissions in the area, reports the BBC. […]

Motoring payment innovator laments lack of awareness of NPP

A new report suggests local authorities are unaware of potentially revolutionary changes to parking payments in the UK. The Local Government Information Unit report “Parking Strategies and Innovation” explores the topic of parking strategies and if and how councils are preparing for forthcoming innovations and new developments to parking infrastructure. It found that the majority […]

Reading consults on on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy

Plans to create an infrastructure of charging points for electric vehicles in Reading to encourage more EV use, reduce emissions and create a healthier borough, are now available to comment on. The Council’s draft Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, or EVCI, Strategy has been published at https://consult.reading.gov.uk/dens/evcistrategy and residents and businesses can respond. An estimated 20 per cent […]

Mercedes-Benz and Boston use connected technology to help improve uneven roads

Mercedes-Benz USA’s Urban Mobility Solutions division is working to use sensors within vehicles to identify the causes of uneven roads. Its teaming up with the Boston’s Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and Citywide Analytics Team to use an advanced algorithm to process vehicle data and use it for infrastructure analytics. Participating MBUSA vehicles collect […]

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