New self-driving cars legislation to make roads safer and boost growth, House of Lords hears

A new legal framework for self-driving cars provides an “unprecedented opportunity” to improve safety and connectivity on UK roads, as well as boost the economy, Parliament has heard. The Automated Vehicles Bill, which is set to introduce regulation for self-driving road vehicles, was welcomed by peers in Westminster during its second reading, reports Yahoo News. […]

Car drives round ice rink to test AI-powered anti-skid system

Researchers into driverless vehicle technology have used an ice rink to test a new anti-skidding feature with their autonomous car.  The University of Surrey says its 90-minute test at the Guildford Spectrum rink was a huge success – gathering more data than the researchers expected.   Carmine Caponio, a researcher in automotive engineering at Surrey, […]

GM reported to be cutting driverless subsidiary’s budget

General Motors is reported to be planning to reduce the amount it spends on its driverless vehicle division, Cruise. The Financial Times reports it announce a cut in the budget after it suspended testing of its driverless taxis following a crash involving a pedestrian in San Francisco. It says GM currently spends about $700 million […]

Shortlisted contractors announced for the A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy project

The shortlist of contractors for the A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy project has been announced today by the Minister for Transport, Fiona Hyslop MSP. She revealed the shortlisted contractors for the upgrade of 6 miles (9.6 km) of the A9 to dual carriageway between Tomatin and Moy are: Commenting on the announcement, Ms Hyslop said: […]

Glasgow Bike Hire Scheme Hits 2.5million Hires

Glasgow’s OVO Bikes hire scheme has pedal powered its way to 2.5 million journeys with use of the service shooting up in the past two years. The rapid growth in the bike hire scheme has gone hand in hand with a significant expansion of the hire network, which is now well beyond the original target […]

Next steps for Clevedon scheme to be agreed

Following an independent review of the Clevedon seafront and Hill Road active travel scheme, North Somerset Council’s Executive will meet next week to consider the outcomes of the review and what should happen next. The report for consideration has been published this weeks and makes a number of recommendations for councillors to consider, including: Cllr Hannah Young, Executive Member […]

Counting Scope 3 carbon emissions on this week’s Highways Voices

This week on Highways Voices talk about the new guidance for local highways authorities about consistent carbon measurement and reporting, that includes Scope 3 emissions. Simon Wilson from the Future Highways Research Group updates us about guidance around consistent carbon measurement and reporting. He joined in March last year to talk about Scope 1 and […]

TTF hosts webinar to help authorities apply for share of £70m signals funding

The Manager of the Transport Technology Forum, Darren Capes, is to host a question-and-answer webinar to assist local authorities with applications for a grant from the £70 million earmarked to make traffic signals more efficient. The online session on Monday 4 December will support authorities apply for a share of the money, which was announced […]


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