MSP gives cautious welcome to new A9 timescales

A Labour member of the Scottish Parliament welcoming new timeframes put in place for dualling the A9 and A96, but is stressing that much of the actual construction work will not be carried out until the end of the project and MSPs need to keep the pressure on the Scottish Government until then to ensure […]

smartmicro radar installed at the edge of the Arctic Circle

A smartmicro TRUGRD radar has been installed at a bridge crossing of the River Torne in Lapland at the Finnish/Swedish border. The installation, by Fintraffic who are the special assignment group operating under the ownership steering of the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, is on the important border crossing between the towns of Tornio, […]

National Highways trials four-legged survey robot

A robotic dog is being employed by National Highways as part of its survey work in the South West. Spot, Boston Dynamics’ autonomous robot dog, is being trialled by National Highways, BAM Ritchies and AECOM as part of geotechnical surveys across a number of locations in the South West, and video footage of the first […]

Concern over safety of crossing in Cardiff

Residents of a street in Cardiff are raising concern over a pedestrian crossing in the Llandaff area of Cardiff after a fourth crash reported at the site in eighteen months. The South Wales Argus reports that police said they were called shortly before 4.20am on Wednesday (14 February), to a crash on Western Avenue. They […]

Less than a week left to register for LCRIG asset management webinar

In the race to net-zero, how can the integration of software solutions help local authorities to transform the performance of their assets and meet sustainability targets? Join LCRIG for a webinar about it at 11am on 21 February which will look to explore this. The event is being delivered in association with intelligent asset management […]

The IAT Annual Conference 2024 – How Technology can Improve the Asphalt Industry

The Institute of Asphalt Technology has released details of this year’s Annual Conference, jointly hosted by the East Midlands and West Midlands Branches at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield. The event will be held on 8 and 9 May. It says that, while innovation and technology evolve on a daily basis within our industry, this conference […]

Octopus Energy launches EV vehicle-to-grid tariff

Global energy and technology company Octopus Energy has launched the UK’s first mass market vehicle-to-grid tariff – Octopus Power Pack – which it says guarantees free charging for drivers. Octopus Energy says an average electric car driver will be able to save more than £850 a year in charging costs on Octopus Power Pack compared […]


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