Driverless buses and lorries could be on the road network by the end of the decade

The Automated Vehicle Bill, that was confirmed in yesterday’s Kings Speech could mean driverless buses and lorries could be on the road network by the end of the decade. The King unveiled plans for an Automated Vehicle Bill that will ease restrictions on new computer-controlled vehicles where humans are mere passengers.  It will seek to […]

National Highways selects Kainos-Arup as Data Science Partner for Digital Lab

National Highways, the UK government company responsible for the strategic road network, has announced its selection of Kainos-Arup as a Data Science Partner for its Digital Lab. Under the contract, Kainos and Arup have formed a unique partnership bringing together Kainos’ national scale end-to-end digital expertise with Arup’s deep transport domain and advanced data analytics […]

National Highways sponsors Purple Tuesday

National Highways has sponsored Purple Tuesday this week to help, together with its suppliers, to improve access and inclusion on its network. Purple Tuesday is a global social movement working to improve customer experience for disabled people and their families. The initiative helps organisations improve their relationship with disabled people, raising awareness of accessible issues and […]

York shortlisted in $9 million global challenge to drive innovation in city mobility

York has been announced as one of only 10 cities on the shortlist for the $9-million Toyota Mobility Foundation Sustainable Cities Challenge, one of only two in Europe and the only UK city. The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Challenge Works and World Resources Institute, launched the Challenge in June 2023. The global mobility […]

O’Brien Contractors win third contract at major Nottingham development

O’Brien Contractors has won its third contract with Clowes Development, working as the principal contractor on the delivery of essential highway infrastructure works in Fairham, a new £800 million mixed-used development in Nottinghamshire.  Following the success of two previous contracts for the completion of development phases two and three, the newest contract will see the […]

Search is on for new ways to tackle hazards on National Highways’ roads

Enterprising businesses and innovators with new ideas on how to manage hazards across National Highways’ roads network could receive up to £90,000 to develop their concepts. National Highways has today (8 November) launched a new innovation competition which will help to protect road users by better managing hazards on the country’s motorways and major A […]

The Tortoise and the Hare with Traffic Group Signals on this week’s Highways Voices

On this week’s highways voices, a new way of managing temporary roadworks. Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts,Spotify,Amazon Music,Google PodcastsorPocket Casts and never miss an episode! Dr Darren Hudson of Traffic Group Signals is uor guest, where he talks about a concept he calls the tortoise and the Hare, which involves modelling road user micro […]


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