ULEZ widened across London, but questions raised over legality

London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has described the widening of the Ultra Low Emission Zone to cover the whole of London “a difficult decision but the right one to save lives”. All London boroughs are now covered by the restrictions on older vehicles, whose drivers must now pay £12.50 a day to drive anywhere in London. […]

Newspaper calls for debate on road user charging

The Daily Telegraph has published an opinion piece calling for a debate over road pricing to plug the projected funding gap in fuel duty as more people switch to electric vehicles and internal combustion engines become more efficient. In an article linked to the expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone, the newspaper argues that […]

New video explains AI seatbelt and phone use cameras

The road safety partnership covering Devon and Cornwall has published a video explaining the new relocatable Acusensus camera it is using which caught 300 drivers in its first three days. The system implemented by Vision Zero South West uses cameras and AI to identify mobile phone and seatbelt offences. The video features Adrian Leisk, Head […]

Global Summit hears details of “world’s most sustainable road stud”

Delegates at this week’s ITS Australia Global Summit in Melbourne have heard how a British innovation is offering transport managers the ability to both save lives and reduce emissions on their networks. Clearview Intelligence’s Head of Product Management Alastair King (pictured) explained how solar-powered active road studs, which emit a light through LEDs rather than reflect light from headlights, positively influence […]

Norfolk street lighting going green as final round of LEDs are installed

The final round of LED upgrades to Norfolk County Council’s Street Lighting is underway, cutting CO2 emissions by over 200 tonnes a year, according to the council. The work, which will replace traditional High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting with the latest generation of LED lanterns, will take place over the next 24 months, and involve […]

Major improvements due for Helmshore Viaduct path as part of cycleway scheme

Helmshore Viaduct is due to be temporarily closed for major work to make the path across it better for walking and cycling all year round. The improvements are being carried out as part of the East Lancashire Strategic Cycleway, a project to create a network of good quality routes which people can use for everyday […]

Council invests an additional £9.1 million to deliver improvements to Cornwall’s road network

Cornwall Council has announced an additional £9.1 million of capital investment into maintaining and repairing Cornwall’s roads.  The council already invests around £40 million a year in maintaining and improving the 7,250 kilometres (4,530 miles) road network, which ranges from busy A roads to narrow rural roads.   This £9.1 million of capital funding means that an additional […]

Jet patching “achieves 96% carbon reduction” in Medway

As part of VolkerHighways’ Project Pothole initiative, the business has been assessing different methods of pothole repairs across its contracts, based on numerous factors including increased efficiencies, carbon reduction and quality of the repair. In Medway, the team conducted a two-week review of Velocity’s spray-injection patching machine, on behalf of Medway Council. The procedure of […]

Beep and Oxa partnering on driverless pod project in the US

Oxfordshire-based autonomous vehicle software developer Oxa is planning an entry into the US market by partnering with autonomous shared mobility solutions provider Beep. Together they plan to deploy vehicles driven by Oxa’s self-driving software product, Oxa Driver, as Beep continues to advance its testing and operations across the United States. Oxa says the strategic partnership […]

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