Work already underway on delivering 2027 ITS World Congress

As the Chair of ERTICO – ITS Europe uses his closing speech at this year’s ITS World Congress in China to repeat the news that Birmingham is Preferred Host for the World Congress 2027, Transport for West Midlands has announced it has already starting work on delivering the event. Dr Angelos Amditis announced Birmingham’s success […]

Waymo advances AI research with new multifunctional simulator

Google’s driverless vehicle sister company Waymo has announced a new autonomous driving research tool called Waymax, which promises to help developers address complex Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning challenges in autonomous driving, robotics and computer vision. It says it has contributed to the research community through our Waymo Open Dataset initiative and through our academic publications in […]

Self-driving vehicles “could save NHS up to £2.3bn every year”

The insurer AXA UK is calling on the Government to prioritise self-driving legislation in the forthcoming King’s Speech after its new analysis suggested it has the potential to save the UK billions of pounds in costs relating to road crashes. Government data has shown road collisions cost the UK £43.2bn in 2022. Of this, £2.3bn […]

National Highways consults on Coventry junction plans

National Highways is calling on members of the public to have their say on plans to upgrade the A46 Walsgrave junction in Coventry.  A public consultation period runs until Wednesday, 6 December.  People are invited to comment on the plans for a multi-million-pound scheme that will provide smoother journeys through a well-known bottleneck.  The new […]

Blackwall Tunnel part-shut this weekend

Transport for London says the Blackwall Tunnel will be closed to southbound traffic from the early hours of Saturday until 5am Monday to help support works to the northbound carriageway on the northbound Blackwall Tunnel approach. The works, which follow the successful completion of southbound carriageway works to allow for the final road configuration for […]

Webinar will highlight how introduction of geosynthetic interlayers can extend pavement life leading to significant cost and carbon savings

Councils and their consultants are being invited to a webinar which is being delivered by Foster Contracting – a provider of geosynthetic interlayers for crack reduction in asphalt surfaces. Participants will find out how geosynthetics can optimise pavement performance bypreventing premature failure and extending pavement life to achieve whole life cost and carbon savings.Foster Contracting […]

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